What Do You Do Well?

 

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This morning I was reading a blog and came across this statement, actually it is the title of the blog; “You’re Not Meant To Do What You Love. You’re Meant To Do What You’re Good At.”

This statement can be entirely true if you choose to leave God out of the equation. For me everything in life is centered around the core foundation of a deep, vibrant, consistent and intimate relationship with Christ. Everything. I think about some of our family’s recent struggles and wonder how would we survive without our faith in Christ? Because, even with faith, struggles are struggles, they are hard, they can rock your world and they can cause fractures in relationships. But with faith there is hope and the continuance of learning to trust God with all things.

In all fairness to the author I quoted, she does state that it is how we give and how we put our gifts to use. Whether she made this statement from a Christ centered relationship or not, is not clear from her article, however, I believe we are not only meant to do what we love but do what we are good at when we stay actively connected to Christ. Who is it that gives you to the passion to do what you love? Who is it that gives you the ability to be good at what you do? Who is it that gives you the gifts you have to give to others? Who is it that creates the opportunities to do those things that you are passionate about and do exceptionally well? There is no other answer than my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Many years ago, during a women’s Bible study, we were watching the weekly video teaching that accompanied the study and I thought to myself, “I want to do this.” “I want to teach God’s word to other women.” I had no prior inclination or desire to do any such thing and then God began to say to me, “Feed My sheep.” As God continued to tell to feed His sheep, he also began teaching me about his word, how to study his word, how to convey his word to those in a way that was understandable and the entire time, even now, he was molding me, shaping me into the vessel that would and can do this exact thing. Teach His word.

God has opened doors that no one can close and he closes doors I have no business even knocking on! HE has given me this passion, this joy, this desire to teach and HE makes me good at giving this gift to others.

Precious One, ask God to show you the gifts he chose for you before you were ever formed in your mother’s womb. Ask him create in you the desire and passion to give these gifts well. Ask him to make you good at these skills according to His will and to only, ever, use them for HIS glory and his kingdom.

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28.

Shalom!

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About Terese

Terese is a wife, mother, sister, aunt and friend. Best of all a daughter of the King! Terese is a Bible study teacher and speaker. One of her passions is investing in the lives of other women and encouraging them in their identity and authority in Christ. Terese is a life long student of God's grace. Follow her on Face Book teresebelme@restoredbygrace2017 and Instagram @terese_belme
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5 Responses to What Do You Do Well?

  1. vw1212 says:

    true on all levels: God is the root of the plan…He has our lives in His hands after all…vw

  2. The True Light! says:

    Many times, we may like some activity in the church and become involved in that. But there may be times when we don’t know what we want to do until becoming involved in a few things which leads us to find what we want to do or try. The main thing is to do something in service to others as this is our duty to God in Christ Jesus…(Eph. 4:11)

    Good post, Terese!

    Steve

    • Terese says:

      Thank you Steve! You always give encouragement when I most need encouraging! Have a blessed weekend.

      • The True Light! says:

        You are too kind, Terese. Just keep up your good work in your faith. Have a super weekend yourself…we’ll be talking again soon.

        Steve 🙂

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