God has given each of us talents and gifts…in fact, our very being and breaths are gifts. But I am talking about the unique talents that the Lord has blessed each of us with that make us who we are.
As a girl I wasn’t sure of what talent I had and wasn’t even aware of these gifts from God, per say. I mean I was aware of God and His love but sometimes He seemed so distant,so far away… like in this whole big world of everybody else, I was just this tiny speck, not famous or gifted, I was just me. But as a mother I can see the talents of my children…what gifts God has blessed them with…and I try to remind them about using what God has given each of them. That we are to use our talents and gifts to be a light of Christ in this world that prefers darkness. It is hard at times. It will take courage. Sometimes it is easier to just slide that light under a basket and hide it…but we have to try. God wants us to use the gifts He has given us….every last bit of them.
We are to love the Lord with all of our thoughts, all of our words, all of our deeds. Everything He has given us, we should give back to Him. Everything. And that means carrying your light for all to see. Finding the gift that God has stirred in you and using it to bring Christ to everyone you meet. He has given us much…and He expects more in return. Believe me, our reward in heaven will be beyond measure!
So let us pray.
Dear Lord, First, I am sorry that I sometimes fail to see all the gifts you have given me throughout my life, I know that I am nothing without You. But I do thank you for everything. For making me who I am . For loving me and guiding me. For placing this flickering light within my soul. Please continue to guide me so that I may be a light in this world and always strive to share Your love with others. As always, I ask this in Your Name. Amen.