We all have some thingS AWESOME to bring to the table. Some of us are gifted with amazing drawing abilities, some can play a musical instrument, while others were blessed with some other artistic talent or skill.
Boy, it sure would be nice to be able to sit at a piano or pick up a guitar and teach myself how to play…but, that’s o.k. It just wasn’t in the cards for me.
Instead! We ALL have different gifts, so, it’s not a big deal that some of us weren’t blessed with the artistic talent to play an instrument…we have ‘prophecy, service, teaching, encouragement, giving, leadership, and mercy.’ It’s when we take the time to exercise and practice using these gifts, do we get to witness major beautiful transformations take place.
Practicing these gifts doesn’t always come easy for me, though (I’m sure you can relate), just like with wanting to practice the piano, I would imagine. The first thing that comes to mind is parenting my three and five-year-old. Sometimes Papa is frowning at me as He is watching and listening to “my world”, as I’m getting flustered with typical behaviors that go hand-in-hand with these aged kids.
But, by me acting this way, what’s coming from my “instrument” sounds like noise, not music. What kind of value am I adding to our world?
Raising two young kids is what’s hard for me, right now. What is it about your life that brings out behaviors that you don’t like?
We’re not perfect, and, thank goodness Papa is forgiving, but, let’s keep this in mind…
“Be devoted to one another in love and, honor one another above ourselves“. ‘The goal is cooperation, not competition.’
‘In a sense, we are “on stage” before a watching and listening world every day. There are no soloists in God’s concert band, but every instrument is essential. The music is best when we each play our part in unity with others.
I love you, a lot,
I hope you have a great day!
Romans 12:3 – 8 So in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us.’
“Lord, You are the Conductor of our lives. We want to play Your song of love and grace in concert with Your children today.”