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Your Unique Spiritual Gift for God’s Purposes

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Your Unique Spiritual Gift for God's Purposes

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God has given each of us a special gift.
He had you in mind when He lovingly bestowed your gift to you while He was forming you in your mother’s womb. Through the years, your gift has been either nurtured or stifled.

“For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.” Psalm 139:13

Have you prayerfully considered what He gave you?
Perhaps you have the gift of hospitality or maybe the gift of encouragement. If you have the gift of song, surely you know that by now. Some have the gift of administration and others the gift of giving. Whatever your gift, He gave it to you to use to serve others.

We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. Romans 12:6

His gift to you is really a gift to us. His gift to me is really a gift to you.

Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms. 1 Peter 4:10

When we aren’t satisfied with our gifts, we often envy the gifts of others.
What a waste! Remember the old saying, “bloom where you’re planted”? It applies here. If your gift were that of being a prayer warrior and you’d rather be out front singing, are you fully utilizing your gift? All of us need prayer.

As each one has received a special gift, employ it in serving one another as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. Whoever speaks, is to do so as one who is speaking the utterances of God; whoever serves is to do so as one who is serving by the strength which God supplies; so that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom belongs the glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.

Whatever your unique gift is, thank God for it, and use it for His glory. Everyone wins when you obey Him in this way.

About Kelly Stigliano

Kelly J. Stigliano has been writing and speaking for over 3 decades. She and Jerry have celebrated more than 30 wedding anniversaries together—all proof of God’s redemptive power! Kelly made bad choices for years and shares the lessons she’s learned along the way, hoping to keep others from making the same mistakes. Because no one benefits when we wear masks, she tries to stay transparent. “Everyone has skeletons in their closets, but my closets don’t have doors on them!”

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Kelly Stigliano

Kelly J. Stigliano has been writing and speaking for over 3 decades. She and Jerry have celebrated more than 30 wedding anniversaries together—all proof of God’s redemptive power! Kelly made bad choices for years and shares the lessons she’s learned along the way, hoping to keep others from making the same mistakes. Because no one benefits when we wear masks, she tries to stay transparent. “Everyone has skeletons in their closets, but my closets don’t have doors on them!”

To read some articles I’ve had published, hear about God’s story in my life from the “UNSHACKLED!” radio program or the Focus on the Family broadcasts, see my book, Praying for Murder, Receiving Mercy: From At-Risk to At Peace; My Journey from Fear to Freedom or explore the anthologies I’ve contributed to, please visit my website, www.kellystigliano.com.

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