Read: James 1:17 (NKJV)
“Gifts are not really for us, it’s for others, but in return for our gifts, we receive pleasure.”
– Katrina Womack
You don’t necessarily have to be working at your dream job to have fulfillment in life, but you should have that hobby or interest outside of your daily tasks that allow you to share your insight with the world. Operating in your gifts allow you to be the authentic you. When you are not operating in your gifts you feel unfulfilled. A mother and father nurture a child with the goal of developing a capable human being that can give back to society in a positive way. In the same way, we should nurture our gifts so that we can fulfill our true purpose. You may have a love of art. Delving into your interests may allow you to teach or lecture in your community. You may have a passion for sports. Through your training and work ethic, you not only entertain and wow the crowd while playing, but you are instilling in others the idea that the game is not all fun, but takes hard work and training in order to execute the play and get desired results. Today I ask, “Are you executing your gifts to get the desired results you want to see in your life?” If not, ask for what you do not have and surely you will receive (Matthew 7: 7-11).
Let’s Pray: Father, someone out there is feeling hopeless and unfulfilled because they feel their deepest desires were left unopened years ago, and is now forever gone. Lord, we pray that you stir up the gifts inside all of us. We thank you that today we will begin to be our authentic selves by operating under the gifts you have bestowed upon us, so that we may live out our true purpose. Amen.