Knowing God and His purpose for your life. (6)

CHAPTER SIX

HOW TO MAXIMISE GOD’S GIFTS IN YOU.

2 Timothy 2:21 (KJV)  If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified, and meet for the master’s use, and prepared unto every good work.

The above bible verse admonishes us to purge ourselves if we want to be fit for the master’s use. God’s greatness is infinite and so is the extent to which God can use you, if only you’ll make yourself fit for Him. 

Sin is the major factor that can hinder you from reaching your full potential in life, therefore to maximise that God given gift in you, you need to make a conscious effort to live a holy and consecrated life to God. Enter into a relationship with God, commune with Him daily and have that understanding that whatever success He brings your way will not drift you away from Him, but will rather draw you and many souls closer to Him. 

For God to unlock that greatness in you, there must be that understanding that you belong to God and you’re also ready to serve God no matter the level or height he takes you to. If you become the President of your country today, will you use that platform to propagate the gospel of Christ or will you shy away? If you win the Grammy awards for being the best female ot male vocalist, will you still want to be associated with  Christ? Will your Grammy acceptance speech give glory to God or to man? God wants the best for you but will your best birth more souls for the Lord or will it lure you away from Him?

These are things we should ponder on and come to a definite conclusion, which is; to serve Jesus irrespective of your social status

We earlier mentioned sin as the major factor that does not allow our gifts to shine forth, but it’s important to note here that Pride in particular does more havoc. 

What is pride? It simply means exalting yourself above God, giving glory and credit to yourself for your achievements rather than acknowledging God. 

When God has made you great and famous, don’t forget God. Don’t use that opportunity to showcase yourself, rather glorify God and uplift His name. Use your greatest for Him and not for selfish purposes. At the peak of your success, remember Philippians 2:13 (KJV) which says, “For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure”.

The gifts and talents given to you by God is to do His will and good pleasure and not for your personal ambitions. Don’t get there, and forget who you are in Christ. 

Maximising God’s gifts in you is possible, if you submit yourself to the tutelage of the Holy Spirit and are ready to pay the price of obedience and humility. 

Published by maryaukpong@gmail.com

A God chaser with passion for lost souls.

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