Believing in God, will lead you to do good as you follow his plan your life. You can start by reading the scriptures which is a guidebook. There you will learn what to believe, how to act, and how to speak with love. Soon you’ll be ready to put into action all you’ve learned.
Those of us who are women, we know a lot about serving: we serve on many fronts and sometimes wonder why this is our lot. God tells us he freed us from sin, not to do what we like, but so we can share his love. If we’re tempted to fulfill our own sinful desires, let’s remind ourselves why we are here-we obey Jesus by doing good for others. If that’s not our goal, we need redirection from him.
If you feel incomplete or inadequate, unable to carry out the tasks God has given you, you aren’t, you know, if you tap into his spirit. God equips you to do all things in him. If you feel overwhelmed, make sure you haven’t taken on tasks rightfully belonging to someone else. God does not overload your life with busyness. He has a purpose for all you do. So be certain you’re serving in the right place, doing the work he planned for you.
Knowing that the world will not last forever, we have to be careful how we act. We have no devil-may-care option, in which we act as if eternity does not matter, because God calls us to live wholly for him. The world’s destruction should not make us careless but vigilant to make the most of our time. In the end, all we do here will not be lost but will pass on into eternity.
We are gifted persons. God gives each of us his children spiritual gifts designed to help themselves and others-wisdom, knowledge, faith, healing, to name just a few. As we grow spiritually, we begin to unwrap those presents from God. Over time, we may be surprised and blessed at how many he has provided for us. When we feel unimportant, we must remind ourselves that we are gifted by God.
We don’t usually think of grace as a spiritual gift. But consider: it’s the basis for all the gifts God gives us. Without his gracious forgiveness, we’d have nothing spiritually. Our sins so separate us that only his forgiveness allows us to approach him. Whether we receive a large measure of grace or a smaller one, it is the perfect gift, given by Jesus, just for us. Let’s appreciate what it cost him and walk in him today.
Your spiritual gifts are tailored especially for you. God has a purpose for your life. To help you accomplish it, he has given just the gifts you need-nothing more, nothing less. Knowing that God has gifted you in just the right way make you feel special. Thank him for those gifts today, and use them for the glory of his kingdom and to help others.
Paul’s words to the Corinthians speak to us. We should build up the church, not ourselves, through our spiritual gifts. When God gave you a special combination of spiritual abilities, it wasn’t to make you feel important. He designed them to help you reach out to those who need to accept him as savior and to support other believers who share your mission to reach the world. This is how we should be using our gifts today.