We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your faith; if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach; if it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead, do it diligently; if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully.Romans 12:6-8
In Romans 12:6-8, Paul talks about the Gift of the Spirit. We each have our gifts, and we’re expected to operate within those gifts to the best of our abilities.
Nowhere does Paul say “… and stay in your lane, Bro!”
Are You Playing it Safe?
Yet, don’t we apply this verse to stay on the smooth path worn by the familiarity of our strengths? To avoid the inevitable bumps and bruises of venturing outside our wheelhouse?
Like me, do you use it as an excuse to resist when God gently nudges you to “just try it…”
While we’re called to use our gifts to spread the Gospel, this doesn’t mean we should rebuke Satan every time God calls us to serve in a new way.
Okay, so that last one was is more for me, but anyway…
I believe writing attracts introverts, so many of us will relate to the sudden brain freeze following a request to speak the same words to the same number of people to whom we write.
But sometimes God asks us to do just that.A discomfort with verbal communication does not remove my responsibility to share the Gospel with unbelievers around me. -Cami Click To Tweet
Another reason I loved Cami’s post is because it echoes the spirit behind an anthology Heather has been working on called Faith Talk.
The premise behind Faith Talk is 1 Peter 3:15, which says we should always be ready to give an account for the hope that is in us.
But what would you do if you have an unexpected opportunity to talk about Jesus without first running your speech through your editing software?
<< GASP! >>What would you do if you have an unexpected opportunity to talk about Jesus without first running your speech through your editing software? Click To Tweet
Well, Faith Talk is a project that helps writers do just that—prepare to tell people “Why Jesus.” If you’re interested, you can learn more here.
We all need help to overcome our resistance to God’s call to share the Gospel in an unfamiliar way. I know you’ll find a boost of courage in The Gospel According to an Introvert on InstaEncouragments.com.
Are You Up For Some Family Fun This Holiday Season?
Christmas is right around the corner. If you’re looking for something to do with your family over the holiday, consider teaching them how to make their own t-shirt or decorate a coffee mug. Everyone will walk away with keepsakes and memories, which will make this holiday a hit.
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Let’s Talk About Jesus…
We are putting together an anthology that’s all about putting our faith into words.