Sunday when I was standing before the congregation giving examples of a few of the stories in I AM I was trying to tell them that the book is a compilation of true-to-life stories that we may have experienced.
I could not spit out the word, “compilation” for the life of me! My mind just went blank when I tried to use that word. Why I have a hard time remembering it is beyond me and I thought later, “I’m sure glad I write better than I speak.”
But isn’t that true of so many of us? We can pick up a pen or sit before the computer screen and type, and the right words just flow. But stand us before a group of people and suddenly the words leave us. Not all of us, there are those that have no problem with speaking before audiences and the words just flow, but on the other hand those same people may not be able to write so much as an intelligent paragraph.
We are all gifted in some way. I can’t carry a tune in a bucket, as the saying goes, and yet others have the voice of an angel.
If our gift is writing, use it. Use it to glorify the Lord. If it is singing, use your voice to glorify the Lord. Whatever gift He has given us we are to use it to glorify Him.
His scripture says that whatever you do to do it as unto the Lord. So even though I couldn’t remember the right word, I give Him the glory for using me to bring His word before others.
Are you using your gifts to glorify Him?
See ya’ next time-