Share Your Unique Talents with Others
Too often we feel small and insignificant. Like, the thing we do isn’t really that important. Why would anybody need what I have to offer?
When someone’s thirsty and you give them a drink of water…it’s a big deal.
We all have been given unique gifts that we are expected to use. Others need these things that we have.
Imagine your car breaking down in 100-degree heat. After trying to figure out what’s wrong you give up and start walking to the house you pasted a couple of miles back. You have no water and the sun is beating down. You finally reach the house and knock on the door. When the door opens the cool air of the air conditioning wafts out and feels great. The person at the door is holding a glass of ice water. As you stand there, they step out on the porch, closing the door and dumping the water on the ground.
This is what we are doing when we keep our gifts to ourselves and don’t share them.
God has given us these talents. No matter how insignificant we think they are, when we keep them to ourselves, we are wasting them. We are keeping a drink from someone who is thirsty.
In last week’s post I wrote about how important even the smallest things are to God. Too often, we take small things for granted. We see things from a worldly perspective rather than from God’s. In 1 Corinthians 12:14-27 we are given the example of how a human body is made up of many parts and the same is true for the way we all are designed to work together.
Every small kind thing we do for others is God working through us.
We are valued by God. When we accept and experience this value, it causes us to flourish. These abilities should be shared because this is what we’ve been called to do. It’s what we’re here for. In Matthew 10:42 we are told to give a cup of cold water to these little ones.
Share your cold water with anyone who needs some.