Often times of our time and resources are squandered by simply going through the motions of life and not pausing to ask ourselves the right questions. Consider how many opportunities could you be missing by NOT asking this question…“Who needs what I have?”
We are often tempted to think that unless we are doing something extraordinary for God, that we are not REALLY doing important work for the kingdom!
Katie Davis (Missionary in Uganda) makes this suggestion…“It may take place in a foreign land or it may take place in your backyard, but I believe that we were each created to change the world for someone. To serve someone. To love someone the way Christ first loved us, to spread His light. This is the dream, and it is possible.”
So friend, who needs what you have? What is your “Africa”? There are people right where God has placed you who need to understand this love. Did you know, you have been placed in your specific neighborhood on purpose, for a purpose? God has called us to “love our neighbor” (Mark 12:31). Why not start with that command, and see what loving your literal neighbor might do!
How has God specifically created you to enter into the lives of those around you and meet their needs? Shift the way you view your gifts and talents to be seen as a way to display Christ to a hurting soul. Offer up the unique way God has created you as your “daily act of worship”!
Romans 12:1- I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.
The gifts, talents and love you have received from Christ have been give to you to give away!
Replace the “Who” in our question with a name today!