Ivy has 2015 as “The Year of Excellence”.
Doing the BEST I can for God,
with what He’s given me,
wherever He’s put me.
So as a response to that we should all personally aim to live out of “The Sweet Spot.”
Just as there are no 2 fingerprints alike or 2 snowflakes alike as the song goes “There will never be another You!” How many times have you done a jig saw puzzle for there to be one piece missing? In God’s jigsaw puzzle of creation nothing is missing!! God is not shaking the box crying out “Oh no! Where’s Bill?”Neither is he shouting:” Bill’s stuck in upside down” or “Ow! Now you’ve gone in at the wrong angle.”
In place. On time. On schedule. God in his love is never disappointed with or in us! He has called us and equipped us. One of a kind to do a specific job! You can quiver but get to know it’s true! Oh ! He takes responsibility!!
Matthew 25:15J.B. Phillips New Testament (PHILLIPS)
He gave one five thousand pounds, another two thousand and another one thousand—according to their respective abilities. Then he went away.
It’s like getting your cue in that sense like Jesus did by being connected and listening to the still small voice and then learning what you are best at and running with it. The Mona Lisa painted by Fred Blenkinsop is not the one we know. Fred might be a great Painter & Decorator. Who knows? My point is that as we are all of value & unique we are not to be considered as unimportant or ordinary. We all have a tailor made unique roll to play in God’s marvelous symphony of Creation. What sends you all to jelly and sparks you off like nothing else?
Look back. What do you enjoy & do well?
Do you want to explain God’s kingdom to other’s? Do you want to get people over the line? Do you like to cook, entertain,make cups of tea? Play with kids, tell stories, make things, be creative? Decorate or mend bikes? Do research & analize things? Play with languages? Play sports , walk outdoors, sing & dance(in the rain if need be)? Dig up or plant trees? Check cats for fleas? Listen to , love and befriend people.?
1 Corinthians 12:4-7J.B. Phillips New Testament (PHILLIPS)
4-7 Men have different gifts, but it is the same Spirit who gives them. There are different ways of serving God, but it is the same Lord who is served. God works through different men in different ways, but it is the same God who achieves his purposes through them all. Each man is given his gift by the Spirit that he may make the most of it.
1 Peter 4:10-11J.B. Phillips New Testament (PHILLIPS)
10-11 Serve one another with the particular gifts God has given each of you, as faithful dispensers of the magnificently varied grace of God. If any of you is a preacher then he should preach his message as from God. And in whatever way a man serves the Church he should do it recognising the fact that God gives him his ability, so that God may be glorified in everything through Jesus Christ. To him belong praise and power for ever, amen!