Romans 12:3-8 says, "For by the grace given me I say to everyone of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the faith God has distributed to each of you. For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your faith; if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach; if it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead, do it diligently; if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully."
As Christians, we each have a specific calling for our life and our spiritual gifts help us to carry out that calling. This verse speaks right to me today and a lot of my days recently. I am still unemployed and somewhat looking for a job, at the moment. I keep searching for myself in job descriptions and the outcome of interviews, but the truth is that my identity is found in Christ.
I encourage you to rest in the place that God has you, whether it is difficult or easy. He loves you and has a plan for you! (I'm preaching to myself! Sheesh!) Be more in tune with the gifts that you have been given, rather than jealous of those you do not have. And use YOUR gifts to bless others! Afterall, our spiritual gifts are meant to be enjoyed by the body, first and foremost, not the individual.
So I am choosing to have a new attitude...I am in absolute awe of the creativity this woman has been given. And more importantly, in awe of how fearfully and wonderfully God has made each of us, yet so different all at the same time. (Psalm 139:13-16)
P.S. Look for a new post soon! I am going to be revamping one of my own pieces of clothing. Check back to see for yourself!