3 Ways to Bring Your God-Given Gifts and Abilites to the Next Level

3 Ways to Bring Your God-Given Gifts and Abilites to the Next Level

Below you’re going to find some inspiration about three God-given gifts and abilities you could be hiding today. But first… a story!

A land owner, a kind and rich business man, comes to three of his employees with a proposal
“I will be going away for a few weeks, but when I return we will be having a large celebration. I need you all to help me prepare it.”

He knew the first woman was especially good with preparing food in a variety of ways and knew she could make an unforgettable feast. He brought her to a large kitchen, and provided her with all the ingredients she would need. She marveled at it all, jand got straight to work.

The second woman was particulary good with any art and painting. So he commissioned three pieces of art in honour of the celebration. He gave her canvases, paint and brushes and showed her a beautiful atelier where she could paint to her heart’s content.

Since the owner loved music, he requested the third woman compose a song in honour of the feast. He took her to a beautiful piano in his personal music room, and told her to write something he would love. “This piano belongs to you now, use it well!” he said to her.

Over those few weeks the first woman planned and prepared. She found more unique ingredients from the area and created new recipes. Then she thought of two other talented people who would be suitable in helping her in create this feast fit for a king and trained them.

The second woman created not three pieces of artwork, but five! Each piece represented a season in one of the the owners’ local farms and a fifth piece portraying a scene of the owner and his employees in their daily life together.

The third woman was totally terrified with the thought of playing a song in front of the owner.
“What if he hated it?” “What if people laughed at her?” She thought. “Oh, he doesn’t really care anyway.”
She barely touched the piano she was so afraid. She decided she’d clean it for him instead, and then watched a movie to forget about her discomfort. “Maybe, he’ll appreciate that it’s clean and untouched?” she wondered.

He returned the day of the feast to see how the women were faring. After looking around at everything prepared by the first woman his eyes sparkled. “You have created a fantastic feast, and have invested into the future of my business by training more people! From now on, this entire kitchen belongs to you. You shall be promoted to my vice-president and help me run my entire business.

The second woman revealed the five paintings one by one. The owner marvelled at each of her unique representations of the seasons of one of his local farms. After the unveiling of the fifth, he was overjoyed, “I did not expect this!” he exclaimed, “you’ve captured our lives together with such mastery.” You have done well, from now on the atelier belongs to you, and I will provide whatever tools that you require to keep painting such beautiful pieces. You and these five pieces will travel the world with me on an art tour that depicts our area and work. It will be the experience of a lifetime.

Timidly, the third woman came to him. Full of expectation, he walked with her into his music room. “Sir,” she said, “I know that you have high expectations, so I was afraid and I have nothing to show you but that your piano is still here and clean.”
Shaking his head in great displeasure, he was sad when he spoke to the woman.
“I gave you this task because I knew that you could do it. You have every talent and resource needed. All you had to do to please me was to use those things I gave to you. From now on this piano, which was yours, will be given to the first woman for I know she will make good use of it.”
He ended with this, “Look, if I give someone resources and talents, I want them to use it and manage those things well. If they waste it or hide it in fear, I will take them away and give more to those who are already using what I’ve given.”

If you haven’t guessed it already, this is my rendition of Matthew 25:14-30

The Parable of the Talents. I’ve always found this to be both an intriguing and convicting parable. Here God is portrayed as a sort of wealthy business man, with high expectations of his employees.

In a few moments we are going to look at three things you may not be using, but before that I have a couple of questions for you:

How do you feel when you hear this story? Which woman do you most identify with?

I think Jesus used this story to wake people up.


In fact, right before Jesus tells this parable, he catches our attention with the Parable of the Ten Virgins. There are five foolish virgins who didn’t have enough oil for their lamps and five wise virgins who were all ready to go. When the bridegroom arrives in the middle of the night, the five foolish virgins are out shopping and the ones who are good to go are waiting in anticipation and get to go the wedding party. Jesus uses this story to remind us to stay awake, be ready, and prepare for his return. It’s interesting how Jesus uses stories as reminders that we should be prepared for his arrival, they evoke so much emotion and self reflection in such a gentle but powerful way.
I think he uses oil as an illustration of us being ready with everything we have: our talents, money, resources, and giftings etc so that we can be a light and glorify the king.

Before we get to those three things you may not be using, let’s look at a couple of scriptures.

Ephesians 2:10 and Philippians 4:19 confirm that we are created with a plan and a purpose with ALL the resources and talent that are required to do the good works he’s prepared for us.

Ephesians says:
10 For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.

and in Philippians it says:

And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.

3 Gifts and Abilities You May Not be Using Today

1. Could it be your money? You’re careful at saving, and spending it wisely, but has God given you this gift so that you walk in the calling of being irrationally generous?

2. Perhaps you have a talent you’re hiding? You’re too embarrassed to create a painting that is sub-par in your opinion, so you don’t do anything. But the King is waiting for you to stop hiding it under a bucket and exemplify his glory using your hands. Start  small and simple. Meditate on your favourite verse, put your brush to the canvas and paint together with the master artist.

3. Maybe it’s writing, your head is filled with poetry and stories but you have managed to get anything out of your head onto paper. In that case, it may be helpful to start the habit of writing something every day (no matter how simple and small) to get you started on developing those words of yours. God created using WORDS, check out the jewelry my friend makes with words. What a precious gift to be able to use them co-create with the ultimate wordsmith.

 

I hope those three things get your creative juices flowing, and help you think about what God-given gifts and abilities you already have!

Next week I’m going to share with you a huge fourth thing that most people ignore.

But right now I have a hard question for you.

What are you wasting?
What has God given to you that you’re hiding under a bucket?

A Change of Perspective about your God-given Gifts and Abilities

But before I finish, I have a story to tell you along with this verse in Matthew 5: 14- 16 “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden.
15 Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house.
16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.”

Every good thing God has given you is for a reason and a purpose.

He gives gifts for you to give.

This reminds me of an illustration used by some friends of mine as they were teaching about the Holy Spirit, and I think it works well here too.

There is as man who gives a woman a gift to pass on to her neighbor. She is so excited about receiving the gift that she doesn’t actually pass it on. Rather, she stands there looking at it, admiring it, turning it around in her hands, but doesn’t pass it on. She is just totally enamored with having the gift. The man reminds her that the gift is actually for her neighbor, it’s not actually hers. The woman continues to gaze at the gift, and finally it’s taking so long for her to pass it on that it’s getting a bit ridiculous.
Finally, after a bit more pressure from the original giver of the gift, she finally gives it to her neighbor who receives it with joy.

I like this illustration because all too often we think we OWN our time, talents, resources or even spiritual gifts that we actually hoard them. Though the WHOLE reason God has given those things to us is to pass them on to others.

To recap today we talked about two parables, the Parable of the Talents and the Parable of the Virgins. We see that Jesus wants us to be ready and prepared for when he returns. He has entrusted us with resources, time and talents and he has high expectations in how we use them. Next time we will talk about one other thing you are probably ignoring.

So let’s end with this question: is there a gift God has given you that you can you pass on today?

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As “I’ll be home for Christmas” is being played on the radio for the umpteenth time this December, most of us will not think twice about this – of course we’ll be home for Christmas! Meal planning, gift wrapping, church service – so much to take care of, so naturally there is little time for speculation.
Speculation as in: what if we weren’t home for Christmas? What if there was no home to be in? What if we were homeless for Christmas?

Homeless for Christmas

We recently moved out of our apartment, and we haven’t moved in anywhere. As a family, we are temporarily staying with relatives, as part of a larger transition.
So for the first time in 10 years of marriage, not only are we away from our own home – we don’t have our own home!
Before you say it: of course I don’t mean to imply that our situation is anything like actual homelessness, having to live on the street. We don’t have all of our belongings bundled up in a few bags, and we do have a cozy and warm place to sleep every night. We are outside of our country of residence, and yet our situation isn’t anything like the thousands of refugees are facing They are stuck somewhere in transition from the place they had to leave to the place they want to reach. Or perhaps if they made it across the border, they could be now celebrating Christmas in a shelter, in a foreign and strange land.
So why do I mention it? What does our “homelessness” have to do with Christmas?
First of all this: what makes Christmas Christmas?

Christmas Traditions Tied to the Home

“There is no place like home for the holidays”, another song declares during this season.
So many traditions and feelings of Christmas are tied to our home. For instance, the decorations, the smells, where the Christmas tree sits, and how the gifts are arranged around or underneath it. Or maybe you have a Christmas ritual of getting up early on Christmas Day. Perhaps you have a tradition of lazing around on the couch and enjoying a break as a family?

The Humanity of Jesus Affirms Our Humanness

In many ways, Jesus’ coming the earth – the Incarnation – affirms the value of our concrete earthly existence. Time and space matter. Places and food and rituals and traditions are important. Our interaction with the created world, through enterprise, art, construction, and enjoyment, is not merely passing time until Heaven, but living out what it means to be human.
So when we don’t have a place of our own, our rituals, our familiar food and song, how do we as finite human beings still experience Christmas? To be honest, I struggle with this.

If it’s true that feeling follows fact, then we can start with the facts: the eternal Son, uncreated, divine, so vast no mortal mind can comprehend, descended, emptied himself, became one of us. He entered the history of the world that we all share. In a place we can all go and see.

To be precise, the miracle of the Incarnation happened at the moment of conception, not at Jesus’ birth. But what we celebrate at Christmas is that He took that final step, out of the shelter of his earthly mother’s womb, into the confusing mix of brokenness and wonder and hardship and pain and glimpses of joy and majesty that is our world.
He entered our world in circumstances that are shocking in their commonality: born to working class parents, in unstable economic conditions (Jesus’ earthly family would relocate twice more before settling down in Nazareth), without even the support of close friends or relatives.

The Tension of Being Here, but Not From Here

And yet…
Yet this baby Jesus transcends. In that manger, he is immanent, completely Immanuel – God with us. And he is also the promised Messiah, the One that has been prophesied about for hundreds of years. Angels sing his praise as he comes into our world. A star marks the place of his birth and earliest days, and magi come to do him homage, bearing gifts fit for a king.
The tension that marks his whole life, and every believer’s as well, is present here already: he fills this space on earth as completely and naturally as only a true human being can; Jesus is indeed the second Adam – man as man should be. And at the same time, he is God with us, and his majesty tangible. His authority marks him as someone far beyond our comprehension, not as someone who is part of creation, but its author.

Even God was Homeless at Christmas

As we are “homeless” this Christmas, this is what I have been reflecting on: the space-and-time Jesus, more easily grasped and worshipped and related to in the forms of familiar traditions, in familiar places, with familiar people, may elude us when we are out of our common setting. And consequently, my eyes are directed towards the out-of-this-world Jesus, the one who does not fit in a manger, who is not at home here with us, but made everything that we call home. This Jesus, even though he walked this earth like a landowner might walk his property, never called it his home. He was, in a deep sense, homeless, and he instructed us, his followers, to yearn with him for our true home: when heaven and earth unite, and a new world is being born, only then will our homelessness come to an end.

G.K. Chesterton grasped this majestic truth in this poem:

A child in a foul stable,
Where the beasts feed and foam;
Only where he was homeless
Are you and I at home:
We have hands that fashion and heads that know,
But our hearts we lost—how long ago!
In a place no chart nor ship can show
Under the sky’s dome.
To an open house in the evening
Home shall men come,
To an older place than Eden
And a taller town than Rome.
To the end of the way of the wandering star,
To the things that cannot be and that are,
To the place where God was homeless
And all men are at home.

G.K. Chesterton, “The House of Christmas,” from Robert Knille, ed., As I Was Saying (Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans, 1985), 304-5

More from Chesterton…

A special thank you to my husband Simon for authoring this fantastic post.

From our family to yours, we wish you a very Merry and Joy-filled Christmas wherever you may be!

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Chances are you’ve had a headache. After living in Germany for over a decade I’ve become very reserved about using pain relievers. I would rather address the natural signs my body is giving me than cover them up with drugs. For a headache I tend to rather resort to laying down and resting, but this isn’t always a possibility. I’ve been toying with the idea of using essential oils as an alternative to treat headaches and migraines and the studies look good.

In this article we will explore how essential oils can help with headaches. But to learn more about all the OTHER different ways you can use essential oils and herbs for health check out this great deal from Ultimate bundles. They are having a FLASH SALE on December 27th to 28th on the Herbs and Essential Oil Super Bundle 2018. That means the regular priced bundle which is normally $47 will be on sale for $29 but only ONE DAY ONLY

 

Why use Essential Oil for Headaches?

Especially if you get headaches on a regular basis, you may run into some nasty side effects using prescription medication. The warnings range from stomach bleeding to kidney failure.  What a great reason to try out a different natural method that can provide relief and also smell beautifully.

 

Essential oils are another great option to deal with headaches brought on by alcohol consumption. One giant danger people don’t necessarily think of when taking pain relievers is the consumption of alcohol. Did you know that taking even taking a small amount of Tylenol (or Aceteminophen) and alcohol can raise your risk of kidney disease by a giant 123%? According to Web MD even light amounts of alcohol with Aceteminophen can cause horrible effects.  Even taking Ibuprofen or Advil with alcohol has the risk of causing stomach bleeding (yuck).

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5 Headache Relieving Essential Oils

 

Lavender Oil:

Not only is lavender a natural relaxant, but it can also help with headaches. In this study it was concluded that when sufferers of migraines inhaled Lavender Oil for 15 minutes, they experienced either complete or partial relief of their headaches.

Rosemary Oil:

Rosemary is a natural anti-inflammatory.  According to DrAxe.com it is stress reducing, and can help with headaches caused by emotional triggers. Rosemary oil can be taken internally by using one drop in tea, water, or soup. Look below for instructions on topical use.

Eucalyptus Oil:

This oil is great for clearing out your congested sinus and nasal airways. Which works especially well when you’re suffering from a headache brought on by sinus pressure. It also reduces inflammation and pain. It has also been widely used as a folk medicine to treat upper respiratory infections, gastritis, and diabetes

Ginger Oil

Known for it’s adaptogenic properties, Ginger can help protect you from physical, emotional, and biological stressors. What’s adaptogenic you may be wondering? It basically means an herb or non – toxic substance that can increase the body’s ability to resist the damaging effects of stress and promote or restore normal physiological functioning. If you apply diluted ginger topically onto sore muscles, you will experience a warm, soothing relief.  Think about rubbing it onto problem areas like the neck, or onto the back when there is tension that can cause headaches.

How to use Essential Oils for Relief of Migraines and Headaches

 

Topically : The chosen oil should be diluted with a carrier oil. Diluted oil can be applied to the temples, inhaled for aromatherapy. You can also use 1-2 drops of your chosen oil on a warm compress on the back of your neck or back.

 

Ingested: Some oils can be ingested (please refer to your product instructions if you’re unsure.) . But remember, a little goes a long way. One to two drops in tea, soup, or water suffice, and stop after a few weeks to give the body a break.

 

 

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A Quiet Advent Challenge

Christmas is coming, and we want to prepare our hearts for the joy to come!Join this Quiet Advent Challenge today. Here's what's waiting for you. 4 Sundays of:   Slow down be quiet and get ready for the King.

Letting go of Stuff

Letting go of Stuff

It's Just Stuff A few years ago I encountered a woman who caused a turning point for me and my regard for things. She and her husband ran a guest house that was often filled with youth sports group retreats. I used their industrial kitchen and baked my friend a cake...

Finding Freedom in Structure

Finding Freedom in Structure

Time management. Deadlines. Meal planning. Planning the year. Just reading these words may cause some of you to shudder. But something that I've been learning more and more is that  : freedom within life giving structures actually RELEASES you into a better life. At...

Free Christmas Printable Jesus Art

Free Christmas Printable Jesus Art

Free Christmas Printable Art

 

 

Free Printable Christmas Art That’s About Jesus

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My sister is a wonderful woman, and I’m so glad we have a great relationship now. She has graciously made us some free Christmas printable art that is instantly downloadable in my FREE Resource Library.

Ten years ago you wouldn’t be hearing about our great relationship. In fact, she was pretty nasty to me… and really angry. That is until she met Jesus. She has always been an example for me of how the Holy Spirit can utterly change a person. Today, I’m happy to say that we are very close and have multiple times over the years actually lived together. While she was both single, and married with a family.

Community living takes relationships to whole new (and awesome) levels.

Hopefully, I’ll be able to convince her soon to share some of her story with us. But until then, these art prints come from her heart and home and I hope you enjoy them!

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Thank you again to my amazing sister who has helped create such beauty.