I originally planned to not post this weekend to give you more time to complete the “Wagner-Modified Houts Questionnaire” before wrapping up this series. However, in my morning devotion time this past Friday, I read the following from Joyce Meyer’s “Promises for Your Everyday Life – A Daily Devotional.” Since it is so germane to this series on Discovering Your Ministry, I thought I should share it.
“It’s amazing how many gifted people there are who just sit on the sidelines of life and do nothing. They never take a step forward to use the gifts God has given them because they don’t believe they’re gifted in the first place. Are you one of them?
The truth is, God has given each one of us gifts, talents and abilities. He has a great plan for you and has equipped you to do great things for His Kingdom. But until you see yourself the way He sees you and trust Him to enable you to use your gifts, you won’t live up to your God-given potential.
If you’re struggling with low self-esteem, a poor self-image and lacking confidence, I want you to know that God created you with amazing potential. And when you trust God and believe you can do whatever He says you can do, you will fulfill His destiny for your life.
Remember, “All things are possible with God” (see Mark 10:27). When you put your confidence in Him, you will be free to live up to your potential.
Prayer Starter: God, help me to see myself through Your eyes, with the gifts and talents You’ve given me. I believe that You made me with great potential because You are a great God. Today, I put my confidence in You and believe that all things are possible with You!”
The Lord willing, we will wrap up this series in my next post focusing on the gift of tongues.