WINNING PART 4
Be the One Family,
You made it! We are at the last part of our 4-part series: WINNING. So far, we’ve discussed: Connecting with God, Having Vision, and Building Meaningful Relationships. Hopefully, you’ve begun to implement these concepts and you’re seeing yourself win in 2021!
What’s next? What’s the last thing you need to know in order to win? Here it is: Know and Use Your Gifts. In order for you to thrive you’re going to have to use what God gave you. Preaching, leading worship, or being a missionary are not the only options, though those are really awesome! There’s a lot of different gifts God has given us (see 1 Corinthians 12 and Romans 12 for a list of spiritual gifts). Here’s what the Bible says we should do with those gifts:
1 Peter 4:10 As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace: whoever speaks, as one who speaks oracles of God; whoever serves, as one who serves by the strength that God supplies—in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ. To him belong glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.
You can truly win when you know and use the gifts that God has given you to serve others! It’s not about who has the mic, it’s about who’s showing God’s love through using their gifts. This doesn’t mean you will never step outside of your gift and do something, but it means you should use your gifts to better serve the Kingdom. If you don’t know your gifts, I encourage you to do an online spiritual gifts assessment.
I hope this series helped! Remember, it starts with a relationship with God, then He gives you vision, from that vision you need to build meaningful relationships and lastly, you have to know and use your gifts!
-Devyn Cheatwood// BTO Student Development