Hello, hello, hello everyone! Grand morning to you on this fine Monday morning as you prepare to head out to work. Hope you had your coffee. (smile) How’s the weather in your part of the word? In my town, it was windy and has tapered off to a still predawn calm with 52 degrees and a high of 62 expected today. That will make for an okay day on this December morning.
Alright, enough chitchatting; let’s get to the business at hand. Our title suggests that there is something that we may possess and it calls into question, what we are doing with this something. Do you sing? Well, do you! Now is not the time to be modest, folks. We are having a serious heart to heart. Oh you say only a little bit. (Uhm-m-m hum-m) Do you write? Do you speak, teach, paint, clean houses, etc.?
…I wanted to give you a few moments to think about what it is that you do and do well in a positive sense. While you are thinking about that, let’s go over and pick up a scripture to focus on for a moment. I know; I know; I usually let you look up the scripture yourself, but for our purposes today, I need you to focus on what this scripture says and not have to spend time trying to find the passage in the Bible. The scripture is 1 Corinthians 12:7 and it reads:
But to each one is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good.
Now that we have read that scripture, let's go back to the question that I asked you earlier. Did you figure out what you were good at doing, for there is something that we all are good at doing. Whatever it is, use it for the glory of the Lord. If you are good at providing a service to help, then do that for a senior citizen someplace. Whatever it is that you are good at, use it! We have been given our several talents for the good of all. That scripture that we just read means just that.
And another thing, while I am going over this territory, have you ever seen someone who was really good at doing something and did it very well, usually in a church setting? Uhm-m hum-m, and if you saw that person then you have also seen the opposite in somebody else, right? Sure, you have. You know, that person that never volunteers to do anything, but always finds fault in what someone else is doing? That person that tries to make the willing worker feel like there is something wrong with them just because they are doing something, is who I am referring to. I heard something yesterday that sort of shook me.
For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad.
That means that at the judgment, we WILL have to answer for what we did in everything, yes, especially the talents that we were given, to help all.
So, if you have not been giving your all, that’s okay. Begin now; it’s never too late as long as you have life! Just sayin’Doing What I Can, While I CanAlma Jones