Running with our gifts

Gifts, talents, skills, natural abilities, whatever you want to call them, God has given each and everyone one of us a gift. Besides being an amazing mom, wonderful daughter, coolest friend, and a loving wife, I’d have to say running is what my mom (pictured above) is best at.  God chose to give her the gift of running, not just to stay healthy, but to help people.  She helps others reach their running goals, fitness goals and many other things that go a long way and are so hard to achieve alone.  It’s her ministry, it’s how she shows people what God can do through her.  She encourages everyone to believe and conquer hills they never thought they could overcome.

Romans 12:6-8  “We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us.  If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your faith; if it is serving; then serve; if it is teaching, then teach; if it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead, do it diligently; if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully.” 

One thing we cannot do if we want to continue to be happy is compare our gifts to someone else’s.  If I tried to coach someone on how to run a marathon I would fail them.  If they needed help with welding or baking a cake, then I might be able to help. We all have different gifts that benefit us greatly in different situations of life.  No matter what your gifts, they can always be used to glorify God.  After all, He is the one who gave them to you!  Just remember to be proud of your gifts, don’t be boastful with them, but teach and show them to others when they need your help.  Even if it is someone you would rather not help.

Romans 12:20  “If your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink.  In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head.”

And remember to;

Have fun with it;

Run with it;

And never hide it 😉

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