Surely God deserves our best.
There is an expectation by God that we make the most of what we’ve been given. Don’t focus on what you don’t have, instead, simply do your best with what you do have.
How do we do our best with what we’ve been given?
- Begin with assessing our gifts and abilities. Take an honest look at what you’re good at and what you’re not good at. Ask trusted people their opinion. You’re looking for truth not just compliments. Ask questions like “Where have I seen fruit in my life previously?” A great way to discover gifts and abilities is to experiment. Get in the game. Don’t wait for the epiphany, get serving and you’ll start to get clarity. No matter how old you are, never stop experimenting.
- Consider your heart and your personality. Feedback from trusted friends is always helpful in this area of life too. Also, ask yourself “What do I really enjoy?” “What am I passionate about?”
- Examine your experiences and extract the life lessons. How has your life shaped you? So many of us forget experiences without learning the lesson. A great practical way to keep a record is to journal. We rarely see the lesson during the experience. Hindsight is a beautiful way to learn.
Accept and enjoy your shape.
God knows what is best for us. Be grateful with the way he has formed us. Your shape is sovereignly determined by God for his purpose. Celebrate who you are. Limitations are not a bad thing. When we know our limitations and are comfortable with who we are we can operate within our sphere. When we try to overextend into a realm purely because we’re competing with others out of envy, we enter into a place of stress. Comparison will kill us. God wants you to operate in your ministry from a place of joy.
Keep developing your shape.
We are to cultivate our gifts and abilities. Keep our hearts aflame. Grow our character, deepen our personality and broaden our experiences. Look to increase our effectiveness.
Remember – God deserves our best.
Key Bible Verse – “Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth.” 2 Timothy 2:15 NIV
Prayer – Father, thank you for my shape. Help me by your Spirit to make the best of what you have given me.
You are incredible