Monday, October 17 – 1 Peter 4:10
As each one has received a special gift, employ it in serving one another as good stewards of the multifaceted grace of God.
Have you ever served someone and felt refreshed afterward? The day may have been long and hard, and the work could have been physically taxing, but being able to serve someone with your gifts brings a special kind of refreshment. We often struggle to see how our gifts could serve others because we typically only look at how they serve us. This passage reminds us that the gifts we are given are not primarily for our own gain but to serve others.
There are so many gifts or experiences God has given you to help you serve others in ways you not even recognize. You do not have to start a movement or do some major life alterations to serve your neighbor. Where God has equipped you, use that skill for others. Look for the opportunity to serve, and He will guide you. It may be doubling your recipe for dinner to share with a friend, spending an extra hour doing yardwork to serve your neighbor, or showing up early for an event to help with the preparation. God has equipped you to live a life of service to others and to show the world who He is. Be encouraged today that your gifts are an eternal investment God is using through you to impact others. It may not be flashy or bring you fame, but you will be doing what you are made for.
- How have you used the gifts God has given you to serve others?
- If you could create a ministry, what would it be? Who would you focus on? What is holding you back from doing the work of that ministry today?
- Pray and ask God to open your eyes to see how He has gifted you so that you can employ those gifts to serve others.