The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters” – Psalm 23:1-2
God opened my eyes to Psalm 23:1-2, 2 years ago and extensively interpreted ‘rest’ & ‘green pastures’ to me. I realised that the gifts God placed in my hands, my purpose in life and finding rest in green pastures have a lot to do with my means of livelihood. (That’s a topic for another day).
You can have gifts and not know how to turn it into a means. Also, you can have means and not be fulfilled because it has nothing to do with your purpose or your gifts. You need to pray.
Rick Warren puts it this way:
“God does not expect you to glorify Him with gifts you don’t have. But He does expect you to glorify Him with gifts you do have.
To fulfill God’s will for your life, you need work that expresses what God made you to be. If you’re in a job that is not using the talents, gifts, abilities, and interests that God gave you, you may want to pray about whether or not you’re in a mismatched job.
This is a serious problem, and it’s a spiritual issue. It is far more important than you may think it is — because God has given you your gifts, talents, and abilities, and one day He’s going to say, “What did you do with them?” And do you want to say, “Well, I spent my life at a job that didn’t use them.”
Get into whatever God made you to be. The first step you need to take is some self-appraisal. You need to ask yourself, “What did God make me to be? During this appraisal, you may even discover that you are in the very job God wants you to be, and you can develop a new attitude about your work.
Pray about this – Are you in a job that doesn’t match who God made you to be, or are you exactly where God wants you to be?”
excerpt from Rick Warren Daily Devotional.
– By Alex Amos
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