Refuse

So much hurt and pain- loss and struggle- war, natural disasters, dishonest leaders, human trafficking, economic breakdown– it’s all so overwhelming to try to take in.

Standing in church, singing Josh Wilson’s song I Refuse, reminded me that I cannot fix the big things- but God has equipped me to do some things. 

My spiritual gifts have been given to me and I can use them to impact this world for God’s purposes. 

Or I can bury the gifts, selfishly hoarding them to only use them if someone is “worthy” to receive the “gift.” 

O God, help me remember that You did not selfishly hoard anything for us, your children.

You gave everything- including your Son, that we would have the opportunity to receive that ever-living-never-dying-never-ending gift of Grace. 

O Best Beloved, this is the only life you will have on earth. Are you using your gifts to impact those around you or are you storing those gifts for “another day” or “another time” ?

Is it time to refuse to let another day go by without investing your time, talents, and gifts in the lives of your community?

Not sure where to start? Talk with a mentor, your church’s connection team, your pastor. Take a spiritual gift assessment- find out what God gifted you to do and do it- for His glory and purposes. 

We may be the last generation to impact this broken, hurt, and dying world for Christ. 

(See 1 Corinthians 12 for a list of some of the spiritual gifts God has blessed us with).

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About gretchenr17

Wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend. Writer, farmer, fellow sojourner... at every turn I learn a bit more about God's wild mercies.
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