Finding Your Path


My children could not be more different. One is very musically talented, and the other is very sports oriented. My son started taking piano lessons in the second grade, and later switched to the clarinet. He gave that up for his true passion, guitar. He’s quite good, I might add. So I tried to get my daughter to try the piano. I don’t know who it was harder on, my daughter, me, or the teacher. But put her in a gym and watch her go.

That’s how it is with all God’s children. Sometimes we try to do something that is not a good fit, but we end up not fitting in, or failing. So we try something else, but that does not work out either. We get frustrated and give up. We go through life without experiencing all that we were meant to accomplish and enjoy. We’re all uniquely talented, we just have to let God show us the way to our path. Don’t give up if something is not a good fit. Try a Spiritual Gifts Inventory to help you get on the path God designed you for. Here’s the link to one, but there are several good ones available online:

http://www.umc.org/site/c.lwL4KnN1LtH/b.8051415/

1 Corinthians 12:4-11

There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit distributes them. There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. There are different kinds of working, but in all of them and in everyone it is the same God at work.

Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good. To one there is given through the Spirit a message of wisdom, to another a message of knowledge by means of the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by that one Spirit, 10 to another miraculous powers, to another prophecy, to another distinguishing between spirits, to another speaking in different kinds of tongues, and to still another the interpretation of tongues. 11 All these are the work of one and the same Spirit, and he distributes them to each one, just as he determines.

 Blessings on your path.

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5 thoughts on “Finding Your Path

  1. I truly believe in spiritual inventory tests. a good percentage of our congregation has taken at least one. The result is that volunteer staffing is easier, because your not trying to put a square peg into a round hole. No one needs to work in an area they are not suited for, out of a sense of guilt or duty. More than half of the attendees of our church are involved in some sort of ministry around the church. I think it’s because all the assignments fit the recruit, so there is no awkwardness, like when someone just does it out of duty.
    Thanks for a great post.

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  2. Yes God gives each of us different gifts. It’s up to use to discover it, and actually put those gifts to use in following our purpose. It reminds me of the parable about the men that used their talents to double them and the man that merely buried his. We must learn and use our talents that God has given them.

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