I Have A Gift

13 Jun

I have a gift given to me by God. Many times in my life, I have been told that I have a calming touch. That I have a way of removing the stress and tension in a person or a room. I have been called many times to come and help smooth the anxiety in a friend or relative. I am the calm in the middle of the storm, or so I am told.

Why did God give me, a humble sinner, this powerful gift? Why this is, I am not sure, but I do have my opinion. The bible tells us that we are given gifts from God when we become Christians and that we must use these gifts for the Glory of God. I know I have been given gifts and I think one of my gifts is the ability to help bring calm to a troubled situation and remove anxiety, stress and fears from someone by laying ny hands on them.

As you know we do all things for the Glory of God and through God all things happen. I believe that the gifts God has given me are for me to use to help others see the Glory of His works. The calming touch, among others, has helped me reach out to others and bring peace to their minds and hopefully their souls.

There are people who don’t realize the gifts they have been given and some who know they are given gifts, but don’t know what they are. God doesn’t always make them obvious to us, but does lead us in the direction that reveals them. I discovered mine when God lead me to a person who was so distraught over a recent loss that she couldn’t control her movements. I went to comfort her and as I laid my hands on her to pray, she said she felt the burden being lifted from her.

The gift of calming nature, along with the other gifts we are given, are meant to be used and shared with others. How God decides who gets what gifts is unknown, but for sure, as we share them, His blessings spread. As I learn more about my gift of calm, I am sharing my gift with anyone who could use it. I can’t tell you how wonderful it makes me feel to be a help to someone in need.

I have found several gifts God has granted to me calm being one of them. I also have the gift of total recall and I have a gift of photographic memory. Not all these gifts, in my opinion, are good for it raises the standard for what people expect of you and when you can’t forget people use you as a ready reference. I remember one time my boss asked me to relate a discussion he was having with me and a coworker that happened two years before. I replayed the discussion much to the chagrin of my boss, who at the time forgot something he had promised. Not a good thing to make your boss look bad.

In the end though, we have been given these gifts to share for the glory of God and I want to encourage everyone to discover their gifts and share them with the world.

To God be the Glory and our job is to share that Glory with others for His Glory.

What gifts do you have? Are you willing to share them?

Ed

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One Response to “I Have A Gift”

  1. the warrioress June 16, 2014 at 2:03 am #

    I have some gifts, but at the moment they feel a bit null and void. I’m sure they will return in time. Happy Father’s Day, Ed, my brother in Christ. So grateful for your prayers right now.

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