Monday, April 12, 2010

Arrest the Threat of Atrophy!


The lesson this morning talked about atrophy; a wasting of the muscles and other organs of the body because of lack of use. But isn't it so that it does not only refer to the body but to anything; gifts, talents, relationships that we neglect?
I am reminded of the unfaithful servant who hid his one talent in the ground and made excuses when asked to account for it because he did not want to use it and so, ended up losing it. (Matthew 25:14-30) How many talents and abilities has God given to us? What are we doing with it. I can answer for myself. It is up to you now to do a little self inventory and see what you have to bring to the table and just what you do bring. The simplest, seemingly unimportant of talents can be used to minister to a soul in need whether it is the ability to smile or just listen.

Maybe you're looking for a job and haven't been having any luck. Search history. It will teach you that some of the world's billionaires started with just a commonplace ability. They used their ability to knit to start a clothing business. They used their ability to grow things, the  fruits in their orchard to start a bottled or packaged food chain or a juice company. They used their ability to tinker to start a car manufacturing industry or to build the first aircraft and the list goes on.What gold mine have you been sitting on? God does not leave his creation without some ability. Some have one some have many. It's not the quantity but how it is managed.
Your relationships are also gold mines that if managed and nurtured can bring you much joy and fulfillment. The fulfillment and happiness comes in the love and commitment that you pour out to those that you love without seeking a reward or even reciprocation. Love does not keep score.
Go ahead. Take that inventory. See what you've been sitting on. Today is the best day to start. If you already know and haven't been tending them and helping them to grow, it's not too late to arrest the threat of atrophy.

Be blessed
Greta Michelle



Meditate:
Luke 12:48
...For unto whomsoever much is given, of him
shall be much required: and to whom men have
committed much, of him they will ask the more,

Why not take a few minutes to read:

Matthew 25


Reflect:

On what you have been given and not using. What are you going to do about it?

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