Them hath he filled with wisdom of heart, to work all manner of work—-Exodus 35:35
Jim didn’t like teaching the boys class at church, but he pressed on dutifully because he’d been asked and he didn’t want to disappoint his pastor. What he really liked, however, was using his day off to do yard work at the church. He devoted every other Tuesday to mulching, mowing, trimming, clearing, raking, planting, and weeding. He knew that the appearance of the church’s lawn was important in attracting visitors to the Sunday services where they could hear the Gospel. But truth be told, he was a poor Sunday school teacher.
One day after talking with his pastor, Jim realized he didn’t have the gift of teaching. He had the gift of weeding–well, the gift of serving, of helping. When he began working more fully within his areas of giftedness, he was happier; and so was everyone else.
The Lord has made each of us differently, with different passions, abilities, and gifts. We’re happier when we’re doing what God has called and gifted us to do. Others will be blessed, too, and the Lord will be honored.(Turning Point)
Be good and true; be patient; be undaunted. Leave your usefulness for God to estimate. He will see to it that you do not live your life in vain.
Scottish preacher George Morrison