Your gifts for the gospel

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“From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love” (Eph_4:16).

 

Imagine you are an experienced plumber and there is a leaking faucet in your house. You wouldn’t need to wait for someone else to repair it, would you? It would only come naturally to you to work on it because you’re gifted or trained in that area.

 

That is the same mind set you should have when it comes to the gospel. When there is a need in your local assembly, do you shy away or immediately stand up and take responsibility? Even if the need is in an area you aren’t very gifted in, you can learn.

 

The same way you spend time thinking about how to better your job or business, you should also be innovative and intentional about reaching more people for the gospel. When you run a business, you go out and actively search for customers. You don’t sit back, fold your arms and wait for them to come to you. The Kingdom of God is more important.

 

Spend time in your idea room, thinking of how to get more people to know Jesus. Step out of your comfort zone and implement those ideas.  In what areas are you talented? Can you write, sing or dance? Are you good at organizing, cooking or helping others? Step out today and use your gifts for the gospel.

 

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