Discover Your Natural Talents
What is your mission? Every one of us has his/her own mission to fulfill. However, does our mission comes from ourselves, or is it from God?
Many people have many dreams. Sometimes their dreams come true, while others just float in life without seeing their God-given dreams come to life. The dreams that we have either come from God, or they are our own. It is God’s desire that all of us fulfill His dreams that He has given to us. Some are given five talents, others two or one. Matt 25:20-25. Whatever it is, are we using it for the glory of God?
God is interested in our growth. He gives us talents to serve others as well as serving Him in His perfect will. We need to develop the God-given gifts that He has given to us. We must find avenue to use our giftings to fit our calling that God has for us. It is important that we discover our gifts and developed and pruned them to maximize our fullest potentials. God is interested on how we used them. Each of our calling is unique, and every gift has a place in the Kingdom of God. It is up to us to discover them.
How then must we discover and excel in our giftings? Firstly, our natural talents will show forth. Others notice them, and will commend us on that. Some discover their gifts through accident, when they ‘discover’ that they could do what they never dreamed of doing. Some try on trials and errors, while others are affirmed of their giftings through their parents or teachers. Many, however, live up to their giftings as they naturally coast into life.
We see from the above that discovering our gifts are vitally important. However, some never grow up to their potentials. Either they are too lazy to discover their own talents, or life’s journey has taken them off course. We find many hurting people in our society. Some do well, others don’t. Whatever it is, what can the marginalized person do to get out of their predicament?
I believe when a person goes to God and talked to Him personally about their failures, God will answer and meet their needs. God is interested that we cry out to Him in whatever situations or circumstances that we may be in. He longs for us to cry at His shoulder and tell Him all about our failures and woos. He is more than interested to mow us and meet our needs. The first step is to look up to Him and let Him picked up the broken pieces from our lives. When we sob in our deepest cry to God, know that God will answer our prayers and deliver us speedily.
Secondly, we can discover our talents by submitting our will to His will. God wants us to be utterly dependent upon Him. He desires that we commit our ways and plans to Him. In Proverbs 16:1 (NKJ) it says that, “The preparation of the heart belong to man, but the answer of the tongue is from the Lord.” We can expect tremendous results if we commit our work to the Lord and see Him worked on our behalf. Through submission we can see our work progress to its optimum level that we have never seen before.
Thirdly, we need the Lordship of Christ in our lives. In order for us to ask God to help us develop our giftings, we must have a relationship with Him. It is through relationships with our Father God that we begin to discover the journey about ourselves. As we forsake our carnal and fleshly life-style, and begin to walk in the leading of the Holy Spirit, we will realize that we can know and meet God in our personal walk with Him.
Fourthly, in order to walk with the Lord, we must live a holy life. 1 Pet 1:15&16. We must forsake the things of the world and love the Lord with all our heart, mind, soul and strength. Deut 6:5. In 1 Jn 2:15&16 (NKJ) it says that “Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father but is of the world.” We must leave the world behind and walk with God.
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