“For God’s gifts and his call can never be withdrawn”
Romans 11:29 NLT
Years ago, my friend Kenya forwarded a message to me that said, “When God created you, He deposited seeds of greatness inside of you” and with this knowledge consider the endless possibilities that are brought forth by God’s gifts. We each are filled with greatness and brilliance to bring about positive change in our lives and the lives of our fellow brothers and sisters around the world. It’s the tree analogy that I’ve spoken about through this blog and in my Seek Him book series.
God doesn’t play mind games, He doesn’t mock, He doesn’t do take-backs—that’s the methods of the enemy. God doesn’t give us gifts and then take them back. Our gifts weaken, wither, and die because we choose to misuse, abuse, or not use them. Just like our muscles, if we don’t properly use our gifts, they atrophy and die. That’s not God’s doing. That’s on us.
We don’t all have the same gifts, yet we’re so busy looking at what someone else has we feel deprived, and we don’t nurture our own gifts. We’re too caught up in the limitations of the flesh that we don’t see the endless opportunities of the Spirit. Let go of your fears and concerns and hold on to your hope, faith, and love. Live with gratitude and then you won’t have any space to live any other way. Be the tree that God planted!
Father, You have made me in Your image and likeness, a spiritual being, facing the complexities and nuances of this world while inhabiting a body of flesh. As long as I remember who I am, what I am, and that I am Yours, then I won’t ever lose sight of what I’m called to do and how I’m supposed to live.
I don’t want to waste and squander the gifts You have given me. Help me to live with daily gratitude, not focused on lack but on abundance. I want to be firmly rooted in You as Your tree. I thank You for Your love and care. Amen.
Lovingly your sister in Christ,
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