6 We all have gifts. They differ according to the grace God has given to each of us. Do you have the gift of prophecy? Then use it according to the faith you have. 7 If your gift is serving, then serve. If it is teaching, then teach. 8 Is it encouraging others? Then encourage them. Is it giving to others? Then give freely. Is it being a leader? Then work hard at it. Is it showing mercy? Then do it cheerfully.

Romans 12:6-8 NIRV

[25-26] The way God designed our bodies is a model for understanding our lives together as a church: every part dependent on every other part, the parts we mention and the parts we don’t, the parts we see and the parts we don’t. If one part hurts, every other part is involved in the hurt, and in the healing. If one part flourishes, every other part enters into the exuberance.

1 Corinthians 12:25-26 MSG

Having the conviction that God has given you a specific role is crucial to having purpose in your life. When we don’t believe that our life can help others, we lose focus and our hard work can feel meaningless. So God challenges us to identify our talents and give our whole heart and effort into using them for good. When we do, our lives become powerful.

What is your talent? How can you decide to use it every day?

Who are some people in your life who would be strengthened by you using your talent?

This is a post in a series called “15 Days to Become a Force For Good,” which is a follow up to our 2017 Expo.

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