Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.
–James 1:17 ESV
Who dares to dismiss the gifts and talents the Lord has blessed us with? He gave each and every one of us a talent, whether it is to preach, to write, to paint portraits, or to be a florist. They were given to us to help build his kingdom. The question we have to ask ourselves is: are we doing what God wants us to do?
If he has given you the gift to write, it’s only right to write for the good of society. If you’re a natural in psychology, it’s factual that God wants you to help people psychologically.
Do you think he’d be pissed if we dismissed his gift within our mist? How can we complain and explain why we didn’t use the talent within our brain? God gladly gave our great gifts generously, and we gaffe gargantuanly in our unwillingness to use them. If we continue to refuse them, eventually we will lose them.
1 Peter 4:10 KJV says “as every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.” He wants us to unload our talents and to face the embrace of our communities. Our combined talents will perfectly balance the grace of his holy place, which is the church, and his pearl which is the world.
If we have a talent, we should use it for the greater good. We can do our part — we just need the heart to start.