Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Everyone's different. God didn't have just one plan that fit with all of the prophets, but he gave a unique plan to each one of them.
God gave each one of them unique gifts and a different way of reaching those they were sent out to reach.
He took Jonah and had him swallowed by the fish to get him to where he needed him to be.
He talked to Moses through a burning bush because that was the best way to reach him.
God knows that each person is different. And he uses the differences between everyone for his good.
It doesn't matter that we're not all the same. It's actually a good thing.
And it doesn't matter that we're not all sharing the gospel in the same way, either. Some people are more vocal about their faith, and some show others their faith in the way that they quietly live it out. The peace that they have in their lives is a testament of their faith in and of itself.
And there are people who are called to be pastors. Writers. Or Christian musicians. There are those who are involved in teaching young people about God. There are those who have a coworker they feel called to minister to.
Everyone is different, and that is a good thing. So, we should embrace the things that make us different and be willing to be used by God always.
No matter what your gifts are. No matter how you feel it is best to live out your faith. Ask God to show you what to do and use your unique gifts for him.
Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God's grace in its various forms.
1 Peter 4:10
By Bethany Acker, Co-Author of No Longer Broken