Do you know that GOD has created you specifically? All of us are uniquely created. There are none two of us alike. NOTTA!!! That is miraculous in itself. AND furthermore GOD has created us with a purpose. Some of these purposes run across the board for us all but some are distinctive to our abilities (that HE in fact created as well). Perhaps you sing well, that is a gift from GOD. IT makes GOD happy that we use these gifts for HIM and HIS purposes. Sometimes we may feel we lack, but when we rely on GOD, we do not lack in or for anything.
I have a hard time with speaking in small groups. I am okay with making a predetermined presentation in front of many but get me in front of a few people I do not know well, and I stutter and stammer. Praying out loud in front of people does the same to me. I felt horrible that this very issue came up recently where an event I attend regularly requires prayer at the beginning and there was the awkward silence, and I said nothing. It ended up with someone saying “Amen” and that was it. Not that that is awful but it made me feel bad.
That being said, even though GOD provides us our gifts, this does not mean we are not to stretch ourselves in HIS name. This past Sunday I heard a speaker who I could tell had issues possibly with stuttering but worked past it and gave a wonderful testimony of his works in JESUS. I so admired him.
MORAL of this: Use your GOD given talents for GOD and you will be rewarded. But also reach for JESUS when you believe you can’t because through HIM you can!
Romans 12:16 In his grace, God has given us different gifts for doing certain things well. So if God has given you the ability to prophesy, speak out with as much faith as God has given you.
Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through him who strengthens me.
I am Deni, short for Denise. I grew up in a Jewish home, in a Jewish neighborhood and a Jewish family. In 3rd grade we moved. We moved to a mostly non-Jewish area.... that is where JESUS found me. I say found me because I yet had not acknowledged it, but would find out later.......by grace, HE HELD ME ALL ALONG, just a lil Jewish girl from Philly.