Using what you are good at to glorify God

By Contributor Pastor Ben Griffin

So often when the church makes strong efforts to involve the entire flock in church work, many members are known to say, “If I had a talent or a gift I would gladly get involved.”

What many fail to realize is they already have the talent or gift needed to get involved.

Consider what you do to make a living and bear in mind, God will not ask you if he did not think you could do it. (Romans 12:5-8).

If you are a salesperson, you are a talker and persuader. In the church, you will be good at greeting, inviting, teaching and evangelism.

If you are a counselor, you are a listener and adviser. In the church, you will be good at comforting, crisis intervention and grief work.

If you are a teacher, you are an instructor and motivator. In the church, you will be good in educating, mentoring and lesson plan development.

If you are in customer service, you are a people person. In the church, you would do well as a greeter and van driver.

If you are a medical professional, you are caring and sacrificial. In the church, you will work well in nursing home visits and providing wellness information.

If you are in food service, you like to serve people. In the church, you will do well with fellowship meals and in-home meetings.

If you are in administration, you like organization and communication. In the church, you will do well in clerical work, creating websites and media.

If you are in management, banking and finance, all of these prepare you to assist the leadership in church management.

And jobs in landscaping and housekeeping go hand-in-hand with building and grounds upkeep.

Look, God knows your place in the kingdom. He is preparing you while you earn a living.

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