You were shaped to serve God!
“Your hands shaped me and made me.” Job 10:8 (NIV)
Before God created you, he decided what role he wanted you to play on earth. You are the way you are because you were made for a specific ministry. Not only did God shape you before your birth, he planned every day of your life to support his shaping process. God uses all of it to mold you for your ministry to others and shape you for your service to him. “We are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works.” Ephesians 2:10 (NIV)
God’s custom combination of capabilities is called your SHAPE:
Spiritual gifts are special God-empowered abilities for serving him that are given only to believers. Have you taken time to discover your gifts? An unopened gift is worthless.
Another word for heart is, passion. People rarely excel at tasks they don’t enjoy doing or feel passionate about. God wants you to use your natural interests to serve him and others. Figure out what you love to do – what God gave you a heart to do – and then do it for his glory.
Point to Ponder: I was shaped for serving God.
Verse to Remember: “God works in different ways, but it is the same God who does the work in all of us.” 1 Corinthians 12:6 (NLT)
Question to Consider: In what way can I see myself passionately serving others and loving it?
David V. Jimenez
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