On my birthday earlier this year, a choir that I work with gave me the gift of a Dr. Charles Stanley daily devotional desk calendar. I flipped to the devotional for June 9th and it encouraged me so much that I thought I would share it with you today. Check it out below and enjoy!
Do not neglect the gift that is in you. -1 Timothy 4:14a
At the time you accepted Jesus Christ as your Savior, God gave you certain spiritual gifts to use in ministry to others. The way in which you express those gifts is uniquely linked to the talents He has given you and the skills He has helped you develop. Nobody… on the earth… is just like you, not even a sibling who is your twin…. You are a unique and very special creation of God, designed for a particular purpose on this earth that God has had in mind from eternity past. Accept who God made you to be!
So what happens when a blogger is having one of those “writer’s block” kind of days? Easy. Copy and paste scripture from the Bible because you can NEVER go wrong with the greatest B.L.O.G. (Biblical Love of God) ever known to man
“So we’re not giving up. How could we! Even though on the outside it often looks like things are falling apart on us, on the inside, where God is making new life, not a day goes by without his unfolding grace. These hard times are small potatoes compared to the coming good times, the lavish celebration prepared for us. There’s far more here than meets the eye. The things we see now are here today, gone tomorrow. But the things we can’t see now will last forever.” -2 Corinthians 4:16-18 (MSG)
Conclusion: The old folks used to say that if you’re not currently in a storm, then you just came out of one OR you’re about to go into one. Based on the scripture above, be encouraged. Your situation might seem rough… your situation might seem tough… but don’t give up. Just know that everything will be alright.
Because God said so. Be encouraged.