Kate said Talent
As a faith writer, the very first thing that came to my mind was Jesus’ parable of The Talents. Are you familiar? You can read about it here.
One synonym for the word talent is gift. A talent is a gift.
And, who gives perfect gifts? The Father of Lights! Every good and every perfect talent [gift] is from Him! (James 1.17)
And, the talent [gifting] we are given by our good, good Father is to be used to serve one another. (1 Peter 4.10)
What is my talent?
God has blessed me with several. I love home decor and am pretty good at it. I like to cook and no one has ever gotten sick or worse, so I think I do a decent job of it. I love to write and have self-published almost 20 books.
I do enjoy sharing my talents with others.
How about you?
What is your talent? Do you steward it well? Don’t be shy or embarrassed to answer that question honestly. And, in order to avoid the “proud-ful” reaction – here is a suggestion,
Susie-Q, you are so talented in such and such. Or, Linda-Lou, you write so beautifully.
Receive the praise and accolades and don’t have false humility. Be pleased with compliments and here is the perfect reply to those compliments…
Thank you, it is a gift or talent from my Father.
He gives good gifts and expects us to use them to serve one another…