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All Things
“For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible…”      Col 1:16
This is something I should always keep in mind: God’s creation and all things about me, whether they are visible and invisible, are God’s handiwork, and have been created with a specific purpose.
I haven’t always been that grateful for what I have and have often become dissatisfied about what I don’t have. Have I completely utilized the talent and gifts the Lord has endowed me with? Not even close. I have fallen way short in utilizing what I have.
Instead of grumbling about the thousands of things that we are not capable of doing, can’t we just try to master the one or two things that we are able to do well? We tend to take what we can do for granted and envy the ones who can perform with great ease the tasks we consider rather difficult.
What we can do with relative ease doesn’t mean we do them well. It all depends on by what standard we use to measure our performance. Perfection will never be achieved if that is our goal, and we will continue to strive toward it.
If something is truly from the Lord, it’s definitely worth our efforts to keep on improving it. To cultivate and to improve the gifts and talent God has given to us is a form of investing, and not to do so is to bury it in the ground.
One talent is great enough if we put it to good use; but five talents will become a waste if they are not diligently and wisely invested.
“For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible.” Haven’t we all been created with a particular purpose? Our lives will become a total waste if we fail to fulfill that purpose. All things in the world are interconnected, and if one fails to fulfill his or her function, the earth will be deprived because of it.
I may not possess an abundance of compassion and exhortation, yet whatever little bit I have I still have to put to good use, for unless I do so faithfully, the needs of someone out there will not be met because of my negligence.
The beautiful spring scene on the Texas plains will become less glorious if one single bluebonnet decides not to bloom in season.

 

Posted by Robert Sea Monday, May 21, 2018 7:47:00 AM Categories: Devotional

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