Thank God, I finished my dissertation as planned and now am back to work. To be honest I still don’t know which one I dislike more: working or schooling. I guess with schooling I can decide not to go for lectures and sleep all day and still get away with it but this isn’t the case with work. The good thing, though, is that I get paid to go to work. To sleep or to make money- that is the question I have to answer to make a decision considering I love both:)
Anyhoo, moving to today’s topic- at church yesterday the pastor spoke about working our gift. I learnt that I, like every other person was born with one or more gifts, and these gifts are meant to be used to glorify God and to edify others. I am not supposed to bury my gift or be envious of others who are using theirs. I need to work my gift because it will make way for me in life. Above all I am liable to God and I will have to give an account of how I used the gift(s) he gave me.
The Pastor said something that struck me. He said some people have buried their gift but think that they have lost it. This statement made me remember when I was young, I used to write a lot and one of my uncles saw what I used to write and said to me that I had the gift of writing. I never took him serious because I just used to write out stuff as I have always been able to express myself better in writing. I have never seen myself as the next John Grisham and honestly I don’t see myself writing bestseller novels or anything like that (am far too restless for that). All the same, there was a point in my life when I would write a line or a note of encouragement to friends and families or my thoughts towards them and they were blessed by it. Some have even said it came “just in time”. Sadly, I can’t remember the last time I did anything like that so you can agree with me that I have buried that gift. Some of you might say “oh please you can’t classify that as a gift” but I do! Who is to say that all writers have to write novels, poetry, short plays or whatever? If my writing is a source of blessing to others around me and they thank God for it, I can safely conclude that writing is one of the many gifts God has given me. No be so???
Any which ways, I need to dig up my gift(s) and work my gift(s)! The bible says a gift of man will make room for him and cause him to stand before great men. So God will take me places if only I work my gift, same with y’all.
What is your gift? WORK IT! ;)