Hear about the elderly couple who received a cell phone as a gift from their kids?
A few days after receiving their new gift, one of their kids called them to check on them. No answer. This was followed an hour later by another call. No answer. 15 minutes later. No answer.
Worried now, the daughter jumped in her car, driving across town to her parent’s house. Upon arrival she found them sitting in the living room watching TV.
“Why didn’t you answer your phone?” The daughter asked with panic in her voice. “I called several times.”
“Oh, we put your gift in a safe place. It’s in the box, under our bed. We didn’t want to lose it.” Her mother remarked.
“Mother! You’re supposed to have the phone with you at all times,” the daughter yelled back. “The cell phone allows you to do things you were previously unable to do. You don’t hide it, you use it,” she went on to say.
What about you? What are you doing with the gifts God has given you? Sometimes it’s easy to neglect the gifts you’ve received.
1 Timothy 4.14 – “Do not neglect your gift, which was given you through a prophetic message when the body of elders laid their hands on you.”
Don’t neglect your gifts. They were given for a purpose.
Don’t keep your gift in a box…in a safe place. Use it. Take it out of the box.
My prayer for you this day is that doors open for you to use these gifts, to make a difference in the lives of others!
How are you using your gifts?
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