Use it or lose it
The irony of this phrase has not been lost on me; this reflection has been rattling around in my head for months and I missed the deadline of the last newsletter because I did not sit down and write it in time!
However, I believe it is still relevant.
Like the servant who hid his talent, some people are reluctant to use the gifts God has given them through shyness, lack of confidence or thinking they are “not good enough”.
Don’t be put off by thinking “I can only do so and so”; forget the word only, you CAN do it.
God gives us gifts to help build up his people and to encourage one another. Don’t worry if you can’t preach or teach; if you can make a decent cup of tea and have a listening ear that is important to God. Remember, He is the one who gave you the gift in the first place, so don’t worry what others may think; it’s what you do with the gift that matters to God.
As the Nike ad says: Just go for it!
Have no fear, because God casts out all fear!Tags: Magazine, Ron