I would have thought by now I would have discovered my very own super hero ability. I just knew growing up that would day I would learn I could fly, throw cars, read minds, turn invisible, or simply run turbo fast! However, after nearly twenty seven years or waiting I am realizing what I can and can not do. The end of Sunday evenings message at Vision Baptist Church, But God from Ephesians 2:7-10 (listen online) I was motivated by the scripture reading from 1 Corinthians 15:10.
But by the grace of God I am what I am: and his grace which was bestowed upon me was not in vain; but I laboured more abundantly than they all: yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me.
There were some super human abilities and talents that must be sold separately because i did not receive them. When I play the radio it is off key. I will probably never be really strong seeing that I work at keeping my weight over 150 lbs. However, God did give me somethings for which I am very grateful. My wonderful wife, desire to help people understand the Bible, and far sighted vision for my teenagers are not things that I have worked hard for. They are put into by the grace of God.
I have a Camry on that maxed itself out at nearly 250,000 miles. It went above and beyond the call of duty. It did not make it as long as the car in the video (500,000+), but I did not take as good of care of my car as Rachel took care of her “chariot”. I always said I did not have plans of selling my Camry I was just going to “drive it into the ground”.
Here are a few things I have rededicated to do concerning my God given talents:
1. Take better care of them. I need to work harder at developing at what God has gifted me to do. I should read more on the subjects. I should go in more often for inspection and see what I could do better.
2. I should become more grateful for them. Recognizing something is a God given ability should not lead to pride, but should drive us to worship knowing what we have to offer God was given to us by Him.
3. DRIVE THEM INTO THE GROUND. I do not want a sermon left in my body. I do not want a lesson to a teenager not taught to one of them who will continue to teach it after I am gone. I do not want unused money sitting in the bank. I want to to spend and be spent!
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