I woke up very early this morning and after turning off the obnoxious beeping sound of my alarm clock, I heard the beautiful sounds of the birds chirping away announcing a new day. Over and over as if they had been put on replay, they chirped on and on. They didn’t bark, they didn’t meow…they chirped. I found myself thinking about the birds as I drug my tired self to the shower.
Now as I sit down to write, the birds are still going strong, never ceasing with their assignment. Birds were created to chirp and sing praises to the Lord. It is their gift from God and they bless others by using it.
What are your gifts? What has God created you to do? If you cannot determine your spiritual gifts, there are many quizzes you can take to help you determine what they are, although, you probably just need to ask those around you. Those who live life with you could easily point out when you move effortlessly and do things as if you were born to do them.
1 Corinthians 12 talks about what spiritual gifts are and that they are given to us for the common good. 1 Peter 4: 10 says “Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms.” Did you ever consider the spiritual gifts you are given aren’t really for you? They are given to us to use to bless others. As we use the gifts given to us, we are administering God’s grace.
Everyone wasn’t born to sing like the birds. I know whenever I worship corporately, I cling to the concept of “making a joyful noise” and trust that somehow it blesses the Lord. However, I know I was given the gifts of teaching and encouragement and I try to walk them out daily. Use whatever you have been given to the glory of God and as a blessing to others. Ask Him to show you what gifts He gave you and then use them. Remember, you’ve been entrusted with these gifts, but they were given to you to express God’s love and grace to others.