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Get out Your Gifts

June 3, 2009

tightropeWhat would be the one thing you would do if you knew you wouldn’t fail? I was challenged with this question in college and for some reason I was reminded about it yesterday.

I think this question ties in with the gifts God has given us and how we choose to use them. So maybe it would better read, “What gifts that God has given you would you use, if you knew you wouldn’t fail?”

I’ve seen different gifts really shine in my community  group for example. There are five of us girls including me.

Ashley T.- She works as an Admin. Asst. for Josh McDowell and she’s gifted in administrative work. Yet she also has another side of her that explodes with creativity. She loves photography and has an eye for capturing life and beauty. She’s humble when she relates to people and easily makes friends.

Jen- is highly hospitable- she brightens days with home-made desserts and dishes. She put on a home-made spa night for us once with edible (yes!) spa treatments. She’s gifted in organization and at performing tasks. She works as a children’s nurse and has a heart for kids. She’s truly one of a kind.

Julia- You would never guess by meeting her that she makes six figures! She’s a Physician’s Assistant who spends a lot of solitude time in serious heart surgeries, yet she’s bubbly and loves meeting people. She’s an amazing artist, painter, and is skilled in crafts. She has a way of putting “life” into people with her contagious joy.

Ashley C.- She’s our world traveler as a flight-attendant for Southwest Airlines. She frequents Italy and other amazing places around the world. With the resources God has given her, she’s blessed our group with a free Time Share together, gifts from her travels, and free plane tickets. Ashley has the sweetest heart and is just plain fun to be around.

I’m so humbled to see my friend’s gifts at work and how they’re  being used for God’s glory. So my question to you and that I’m asking myself is, How are you using your gifts now to further God’s kingdom and what gift would you start using if you knew you wouldn’t fail?

4 Comments leave one →
  1. June 5, 2009 3:29 am

    My answer to the first was always: fly. But, I like your question better,
    Lovely post and tribute to others.

  2. June 5, 2009 1:35 pm

    As a little girl, that was my dream too! I wanted to fly so badly. I don’t know if you remember the 80’s movie: “A Boy Who Could Fly”. I can’t remember a whole lot about it other than there was this boy who wanted to fly! I do hope that in Heaven, we will have special privileges to that- perhaps with the angels.

  3. June 5, 2009 2:03 pm

    Hey Sam – you’re too sweet. Thank you for the kind words. You and all the girls in our group are so special to me. I love you all dearly.

    You know, you too have many gifts that you display all the time. I have seen you grow so much in the past two years as you’ve been through hard times with Jeremiah to joyful ones when you delivered your son. You have truly displayed a woman that is constantly seeking after God, not being satisfied until He’s number one in your life. I see your gifts as creativity through writing and really relating to people. I love to read your work because I’m always pulled into it by your writing. You also have such a heart for people and it’s so evident through your CARES events we’ve been to and things I’ve heard from other people. I’m SO glad you’re in our group and that I get to know you. It’s truly an honor!

  4. August 24, 2009 11:32 am

    Nice blog with nice thought. Enjoyed going through it, keep it up the good work.

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