Terry Baxter Devotional

Discover and Develop Your Gifts and Talents: 1 Timothy 4:14

Discover and Develop Your Gifts and Talents: 1 Timothy 4:14
“14) Do not neglect the spiritual gift within you, which was bestowed on you through prophetic utterance with the laying on of hands by the presbytery.” ‭‭1 Timothy‬ ‭4:14‬ ‭
This is a profound verse. It behooves every Christan to develop their spiritual gifts and talents. Be willing to be bad on your way to being good and great. Just step up and step out and start doing something.
Some things you try will never become your joy or passion. That’s ok, move on to other things. Eventually you will discover your calling. When you do, fruit will begin to emerge almost effortlessly.
Every Christian is given one or more spiritual gift. Don’t neglect your gifts and don’t be shy about developing your natural talents. I believe God can give more gifts as need arises and occasion may require.
My greatest admonition is to step off the side lines and onto the playing field. Don’t bury your gifts or talents. Gifts become better over time. Passion is discovered and deepened as you come face to face with crisis and need. Don’t live a sheltered or safe life.
I encourage you to follow the example of Timothy and have godly leaders lay hands on you and pray for more anointing, gifting and power. I’ve been prayed over many times. Others may see in you potential you do not see in yourself.
How do you know when you find your sweet spot? You will become fruitful. God will bless your efforts. Others will begin to respond with affirmation. Fear will be replaced by joy. You will experience inner promptings to step out and do more. Follow that inner voice.
Daily Bible Commentary By Terry Baxter: Cofounder of GoServ Global