Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Take Ownership of your Gift!

Imagine with me, if you will...

It's Christmas morning, and everyone has gathered around the tree to open presents. You look over and your child has picked up THE gift. The one that he offered to do extra chores for, the one that he talked about constantly, the one that he asked for over and over again, even promised to correct his poor behavior if he could just get this gift. Your child has THIS gift in his hands, and you sit there holding your breath, filled with excitement, anticipating the joy that he will express once he opens the gift. There's a big smile on your face as you watch him rip the paper off, piece by piece and then he looks at you and you are ready to burst and he says "thanx", with the same emotion that he has when it's Monday morning and he has to go to school. Talk about a kill joy, a downer, a let down, a disappointment...well just imagine how God feels when you downplay YOUR gift. Someone gives you a compliment and you say "Oh girl it was nothing, I didn't do much" You have just downplayed your gift!

Embrace the gift or gifts that you have been given. Don't denounce, deny or downplay your gifts, but instead rejoice and take ownership of your gifts!

2Corinthians 9:15 - "Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift"