“When the master comes and finds the servant doing his work, the servant will be blessed.” Luke 12:43 (NCV)
All of us have unused abilities. Here are three ways to start cultivating abilities so you use them for good and God’s glory.
1. Estimate your abilities.
Do an assessment of your life, an audit of your abilities. Make a list. What are you good at? Know your weaknesses. Consider the capabilities God has given you.
2. Dedicate your abilities.
Commit them to God for the use he intended. Romans 12:1 says, “Offer yourselves as a living sacrifice to God, dedicated to his service and pleasing to him” (GNT). Pray this prayer, “God, you gave me these abilities. Now I’m going to give them back to you. I want to use them for the purpose for which you intended.”
3. Cultivate your abilities.
That means to practise, improve, sharpen, and develop. Any ability that God has given you can be increased with practice. The Bible says in Ecclesiastes 10:10, “If the ax is dull and its edge unsharpened, more strength is needed, but skill will bring success” (NIV).
God has invested enormously in you. God wants you to use your abilities in the ways He intended. He wants you to experience His blessing.
Father, help me to use my abilities to the glory of your name. Your investment in my life will not be in vain IJN.