Your Unique Talents and Abilities

“Comparison is the thief of joy.” – Theodore Roosevelt

“When they measure themselves by one another and compare themselves with one another, they are without understanding.”

– 2 Corinthians 10:12 ESV

In 1 Chronicles 17, David expressed the desire to build a temple for the Lord, since His ark was under a tent and David had a nice house. But God made it clear that it would not be David who would build His house. It would be his son, Solomon, who would take on that job.

God had His reasons for this, although David may not have understood. Still, he got to work and prepared for his son to take on this privilege and extraordinary assignment.

You can’t see the big picture like God does, so it can be difficult to accept when He chooses someone else for a role or a position, but you can trust He knows what is best.

God created you and knows what the best positions are for you.

In 1 Chronicles chapters 23 – 25 David organized the priests, the Levites, the musicians and the gatekeepers. In 2 Chronicles 2-4 Solomon organized the skilled laborers. Each worker had his part to play in this monumental project.

Each person has a part to play in God’s kingdom. The One who created you knows best where your unique set of strengths and abilities fit. He knows the best timing for you.

When you find yourself struggling over the choice of someone else, ask God to help you trust Him with the roles and positions He has placed you in. Trust His timing as well, as you faithfully learn and develop. You never know what tomorrow holds.

Today’s One Thing

Where do you need to trust God for your role in His plans and purposes?  Will you work faithfully where He currently has you, so you are prepared when it’s time to move on or over to a different position?

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