14 Aug Heart to Heart with God: A Journey Towards Acceptance Day 72
365 Days of Reflection Towards God’s Love and Acceptance
~June 4, 2014-June 3, 2015~
Day 72- Jensen Beach, Florida: Not Yours to Throw Away
Have you ever stopped to think in order to understand why not one single man or woman has been giving the exact undertaking to accomplish on Earth from God? The logical reason why we all have been given our own abilities and gifts is because God intended them to be used for His glory and not ours. We all are created unique and have our own personalities, to go along with the love that God has bestowed within us. Therefore, who are we as mortals to complain or to question the talents that we have been given in this world? If a neighbor has used their gifts from God better than we have, should we plot to take what he has gained because he or she was wiser than us?
On the contrary, God teaches us that we should not covet our neighbor’s wife or goods. One aspect to keep in mind is that sometimes it takes a certain period of time to master our talents and mold them into what God has intended for them to be used for. That does not make us a weak human being or a failure if we just simply are a late bloomer in life; God wants us all to find our way through our faith, as we return home no matter what the timeline is. If that takes ten years or 30 years, God will still be there waiting with His arms stretched completely out.
That is why we have to find ways to develop and utilize our strengths no matter what obstacles we are faced with. In addition, we cannot judge our lives against others, and must be careful to allow Jesus to guide our thoughts and actions along the way. We are all very important in the eyes of God and we also have a direct purpose in this world. If our lives were not important, why would God take so much time and detail to make us so exceptional? The bottom line is that our gifts are not ours to waste or throw away, because we are called to go out and prosper with the lives God has chosen for us.
Reflection Day #72
Three takeaways towards your journey with God: