You enjoy working in the Children’s’ ministry, or sing with the praise team every Sunday. I was an usher, and I operated the camera for our TV ministry. Some people can sing a traditional hymn without music as someone else can preach encouraging. Everyone has a hidden talent. Without a thought, we use talents every day as we help customers at work. Whatever talents you have they are a blessing to your local church and community.
I CAN TEACH
When I was a child, I pretended to be a teacher. I aligned toys above my bed that symbolized students in a classroom. Each doll sat in a neat row with a name and paper. Then, I taught class with a lot of enthusiasm intimidating my third grade teacher.
While grading papers, I wrote in red ink on some papers “see me”. My teacher was popular for those papers. As a student, I hated red ink. Today, I thank my teacher for caring enough. I’m a better student because of her compassion.
Similarly, my sister discovered her gift too. When she was a child, she cut our dogs hair. In high school, she took cosmetology classes and loved hair. Later, she worked in several shops over the years as she developed her craft. Eventually, she opened her own shop.
MINISTRY OF LOVE
In the bible, we learn how Jesus helped people constantly. One lesson touched my heart. Jesus told John to care of his mom Mary before ascending to heaven. John 19:26-27 John ministered to Mary so that she walked in faith. During the Crucifixion, Mary felt intense pain because she knew that Jesus fulfilled his purpose on earth. Though Mary struggled with anger about Jesus murder, she needed comfort.
At the cross, we read about love. Jesus already knew that John loved him so much.
Like John, Jesus trust us with our gifts, talents to teach people about the love of Jesus. Everyone can quote John 3:16. But it is an amazing experience when you and I reach out to other people. They suffer rejection because we live in a mean world.
LEARNING ABOUT YOUR TALENT
When I heard other Christians prophesying in church, I immediately desired that spiritual gift. But you must use wisdom before speaking words to someone. Christians, often, desire a gift because we think that it is impressive.
Above all, spiritual gifts build up the body of Christ. We need teachers, prophets, missionaries, singers and musicians who minister the word to the body of Christ and unbelievers. Like the human body, the body of Christ works together so that someone else knows that Jesus is Lord. Can your hand function without the thumb? Yes, you have trouble with daily tasks, but it is difficult.
When I wanted to know my purpose, God reveled words of wisdom through friends, for example, a prayer partner. Aunt Love and her family love the Lord so much. She always prayed God’s blessings over our lives. One day, I came to her house, and she was praying in her den. Aunt Love said that I can
witness to other Christians about all the problems that I went through.
The answer to my prayers was simple. I can encourage others. In a store, I share a word of encouragement with someone when the Holy Spirit urges me. They can see through the murky waters. I prayed with people about financial and health problems. Though I prayed for five minutes, I thank God for healing people’s emotions. How do you help others? If you do not know your purpose, you can pray.
The Holy Spirit does not reveal everything at once, but you should be patient.
Let’s look at Romans 12:4. For as we have many members in one body, and members have not the same office. Some people worked in the ministry of helps. Whatever gift you have, I hope that you are glorifying God through your ministry. Just because I don’t mention a gift here ask God for guidance. God is real, and the world needs to know. Whether you sing or usher, the body of Christ needs you. I can’t sing like Cece Winans, but I write a blog ministering to others.
God bless you and have a wonderful week.