Now more than ever, there is a world suffering! Not just a family, or neighbor or a particular community. Not just a specific region or portion of the U.S. Our entire world is suffering! Let that sink in a minute. It’s not just the black community, the white community, believers or nonbelievers. Everybody is being gripped somehow, by the current outbreak of the Corona Virus.
I’ve never lived through anything like it before! Yet! While there are an overwhelming amount of negative images, stories and heart wrenching statistics, surrounding it all - God has somehow, allowed this all to occur.
I won’t even try to pretend that I understand the mind of God – surrounding this one. Even with my “prophetic” gift and my keen, sense of spiritual insight, I ain’t trying touch this one with my protective gloves!
Here’s what I do know!
God is allowing us to use this time to do things we were supposed to, long before we knew what a COVID-19 pandemic was.
If you’re honest with yourself, you have experienced some TIME that you’ve even enjoyed a bit.
Shucks! Even with my full schedule, I’ve managed to prepare full course meals, from scratch, every night of the week. Weekends aren't stressed, trying to fit in all of my errands and I don’t even have to get dressed on Sundays to worship and fellowship with my fellow Christian family.
Now, if they saw the bottom half of me, during our ZOOM sessions, I have to admit, I’d probably never return to church again….from embarrassment.
But here’s the destination, I’m really driving to: YOUR GIFT IS MAKING ROOM FOR YOU!
Mine, too! But since this is MY Blog, we’re gonna pretend that I’m already doing what I’m supposed to do!
Even in Proverbs 18:16, where it declares that “a man’s gift will open doors (make room) for him, and bring him before great men”, it never suggests that the room will be elaborate and perfect and in great condition.
There isn’t even a promise that the room will be adorned and positioned, just the way we’d like it to be.
The passage simply suggests that your gift will make room for you…
but here's a question to consider - are you making room for the gift?
God has given all of us unique, gifts that HE desires to use for HIS good and HIS glory! It really isn’t about us! I know I say that all the time, but it’s true.
While we can certainly benefit from the gift, it’s perfect design is to make God known. In your family. In your Business. In your Community. In your neighborhood. On your job. In your church (yep! sometimes that’s where God is seen the least) – I’ll stop! But hopefully, you get my point.
Your gift is to serve others. Your gift is to solve problems. Your gift is to make God known, to be the light, in the darkest of places and the hardest of times.
If the days we currently live in aren’t calling for your Gifts to emerge, I don’t know what is. There are people giving food to strangers. Making masks for front line officials. Businesses serving the needed. Loans being forgiven. Whites standing up for equality in the Black community! Churches being the church OUTSIDE of the church walls (Yaaaay! God!).
There are lots of people, who don’t even realize that the gift inside of them is making room for them to serve God and others, in an impactful way.
If you or your business, aren’t finding a way to be USED during this time of dire need – you’re missing out. Missing out on part of your purpose and certainly missing out on what’s to come – when this is all over!
Your gift matters now more than ever! Stop talking about becoming a caterer and prepare some food for those who can’t get to the grocery stores.
Don’t keep dreaming about starting your counseling firm. There are millions of people online, right now, seeking advice on how to handle the detriment of all that’s going on around them.
You may have to be creative. You may have to adjust your “start up” plan, and begin differently than you originally planned, but at least get started!
Trust me! It’s the finish line you should be focusing on.
What have you always wanted to do? How can you use that, during these times?
Don’t think for one moment, that your gift won’t matter in this crisis! You just aren’t thinking out of the box yet!
There are comedians, telling jokes online.
DJ’s hosting online parties.
Coffee Shops, serving their brews in neighborhoods.
Hairstylists doing online tutorials.
Jewelry makers shipping their wares all over the world!
Listen!!!!! Work Your Gift! Solve A Problem! Fulfill A Need! Offer A Service! Create A Product!
Your gift is needed now, more than ever.
You just might birth a new part of your business (and your gift), that you hadn’t made the room for before!
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