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Victory in Serving the Church: Constructing the Kingdom with Your Talents

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“We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your faith; if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach; if it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead, do it diligently; if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully.

-Romans 12:6-8



Today we envision the victory we can have through aligning our gifts and talents with God’s Will. As the passage above states there are as many things given to us that we can use to build up God’s Kingdom and As Kingdom Men, we must ask and discern what our talents are and how we can use them to bring souls to God.

As I have grown, I see that I have a gift for teaching. I have taught children from elementary to high school to help them understand the meaning of faith and to come to know Christ better. I find joy in their questions, the interaction with them and watching as they begin to understand and internalize what Christ means to each of them individually. I also get the benefit of deepening my own understanding which I can continue to build on and share. I know that the better job I do of helping everyone I teach understand God’s love, the higher their chances are of picking up the mantle of faith to teach and witness to the next generation. One day I hope to see how each of my students was able to confront the world and be victorious, building on the lessons they learned. I hope to stand in front of God one day, having used my talents for His good rather than just burying them.

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So what are you good at? Reread Romans 12:6-8 and think of any times that you displayed any of the gifts mentioned and write them down. If none of the above stand out, write down what you are good at and pray about ways to use your skills in the advancement of Christ’s church.


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