The Misuse of God's Blessing

                Many of us realize that we have been given the honor of being placed on earth for a purpose. It was not by chance, accident, to take up space or to wander around doing what we please, but to fulfill God’s plan.

                We are here, specifically placed by God through a man and a woman with unique talents for His use. Teachers, in many forms, cross our paths to gently guide, direct, teach and develop us for the special plan God has for our lives.

                As we read Psalm 139:13-16, For You formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother’s womb. I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; marvelous are Your works, and that, my soul knows very well. My frame was not hidden from you, when I was made in secret, and skillfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. Your eyes saw my substance, yet being unformed. And in Your book they were all written, the days fashioned for me, when as yet there were none of them. It becomes clear how well God knows us and how individual we are to Him. Our days are fashioned only for Him.

                Many people forget that the special talent they have is a blessing from God and was given, encouraged, promoted and developed to be used for His purposes. Romans 11:29 says, “For the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable.”

                God gives the blessing, but it is up to the receiver if it is used for His purpose. Many talented people misuse the blessing of talent by forgetting that it is not their agenda, but God’s, that is important. They tend to throw a few crumbs His way and continue promoting their own projects, never realizing they are missing out on God’s reward!

                To guard against misusing God’s blessing: evaluate the reasons or motives for using the talent God has given, put God first in your daily activities and remember that what we do for God is more important that what we do for ourselves.

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