I’m studying a book with a group right now titled ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’ Great book, I highly recommend it.
There is a chapter on Spiritual Gifts. Now I wont get into it deeply but basically, a spiritual gift is something that God made you to do for His purposes. In the chapter, Driscoll compares using your gift to going to work with your dad. It’s God’s work, but He lets us get in on some of it. This resounded with me.
When I was in college and a while after I got out, I was my Dad’s ‘assistant’ so to speak. I’ve always told people that my favorite job was when I was driving a truck but the more time that passes, the more I realize that there will never be a better time than when I was working alongside my Dad and having lunch next door at Grandmoms every day. God’s gifts are like that. Sometimes you don’t appreciate them for what they are, but as you use them and learn what you’re good at, it fulfills now and for years to come.
Some of my first memories of going to work with my dad were on fall Saturdays to cut wood. I did NOT like going to work with Dad then. Truth be told, I’m sure I remember it to be far worse than it actually was. That’s the way with God sometimes to. I don’t want to use my gift, it will be inconvenient, it will be hard, I don’t know how to do that, I already have other plans. Yet, if we stop and listen to God we are reminded that His plans are better, His purpose is greater, and His rewards last longer.
Well, this is another post that has nothing to do with building materials whatsoever, just building people I guess. But after all, our mission statement includes ‘upholding Christlike principles and inspiring people to grow’. So I suppose I’m allowed to blog on it.
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