I lug my overly pregnant self onto the couch at the end of the day. My husband still isn’t home from his late-night classes, but I’ve successfully tucked my other two boys into bed. The baby inside gives a good, hard kick indicative of how restful, or not, this moment might be.
Leftovers have been packed away, and the dishes are drying in the rack. And that is the extent of my wins for the day. I wonder to myself if I’m using the gifts God has given me or if they’re beginning to collect dust.
I’ve found myself here again and again throughout the years. Whether in the long days of mothering toddlers or working multiple monotonous jobs to cover bills, I’ve felt disconnected from my gifts. I lose sight of how God is using the gifts He’s blessed me with.
In today’s reading, I look at Abram, later to be known as Abraham, the Father of the Israelite nation and looking at the whole story, I can almost laugh at his doubt. When he asks God, “O Lord God, what good will your gifts be, if I keep on being childless and have as my heir the steward of my house?” (Genesis 15:2), Abram is attempting to see and understand the promises of God. In his narrow-minded view, God is offering the impossible: both children and land.
Oftentimes we don’t get to see the Big Picture. But we make space for fruition by trusting in Him and allowing the Holy Spirit to help us make use of our talents. Instead of worrying about what I am accomplishing now, I can thank Him for those gifts and let God’s purposes be glorified in His timing.
It’s easy to get stuck in dry or unexciting seasons and lose sight of God’s promises. Write down the talents He’s given you. Ask trusted friends what gifts they see in you and keep note of them. And when you’re feeling frustrated, pull them out and praise God for shaping you into a unique being specifically worked into His big plan.Don't lose sight of God’s promises. Click To Tweet
Thank you for being here.
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