Tuesday, November 30, 2010

What Are You Doing With What You've Got?

Every day we have different opportunities about how to use our time, our money, and our talents. How do we use these things and what could we do differently in the future that would make better use of them? As a Christian I believe that how I spend my time and money as well as what I do with the abilities that I possess is very important. The Bible shows us that God has a plan and a purpose for each person and that He has given each person certain abilities that should be used to serve and glorify Him. When we make wise use of our time, money, and talents we will live a much more satisfying and successful life than if we fail to do the right thing with what we have.

Many people do not realize that God has a plan for their life and that He has given them unique talents and abilities; this is the first thing to deal with. Before we can make a good use of what we have we must realize that we have it! If you don't know what plan God has for your life or what talent He has given you then start with the other two areas of time and money. How do you spend your time and money? Are you investing in things that are temporary or things that are eternal?

One thing that everyone can do is to invest more of their time working on accomplishing God's plans and purposes and investing financially into what God is doing today. This can start with your local church but it also includes what God is doing in your city, state, nation, and around the world. Now I am not saying to give away all of your money or spend all of your time working in the church, but we all should be doing something in these areas. This will help us to discover the unique plan and purpose that God has for our life and it will also help us to develop the talents and abilities that God has given to us. Then, once we are making good use of what we have we need to keep developing our talents and help others to discover their own unique talents. So, what will you do today with your time, money, and talent? Make the most of the opportunities you have and I guarantee you will be glad that you did!

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