How are you spending God’s investment?

This morning, I read a verse that I have read many times in my life, but it seemed to challenge me in a fresh way. The verse is 1 Peter 4.10:

10 Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms” {TNIV]

What challenged me was the assumption this verse makes. The writer says, “whatever gift,” the assumption being that every person has been entrusted with a gift of some sort.

Isn’t it mind-blowing to know that God has that kind of confidence in us? That he would invest in us and trust us to use what he has given us?

And “whatever” we’ve been given is to be used to serve other people. Not to serve ourselves or our egos.  In this light, I have to ask myself, “Who is benefiting from what God has invested in me?” And to God there are no insignificant gifts or people. They are strategically disbursed to advance his Kingdom and make this world a more hopeful place.

So, what has God entrusted to you?

How are you spending God’s investment in your life?

Looking forward to hearing from you.

josh

2 Comments

  1. I think that God entrusts all of his children to be truely “His Children”. Just as I expect my children to make me proud, His expectations are there too. I try daily to live as my father would be proud, but I fail so many times. He entrusts me to show his love through my actions, and this is something I love to do. If there is a need of a person who is hurting I try to meet that need. People can show the love of Christ by those actions and just living it. God invest that gift to all of us, and I enjoy seeing it unfold in other peoples life. The church offers me so many chances to use my gift and it is something I love doing. Renee Hampton

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