A Nugget from New Life Network
(excerpts from Bob Gass Ministries)
Scripture for the Day (April 12, 2016)
For ye shall go out with joy, and be led forth with peace; the mountains and the hills shall break forth before you into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.(Isaiah 55:12)
Perhaps you’re wondering, “What am I supposed to do with my life? What’s my purpose here?” One of the ways God answers this question is through our abilities. He leads us to our life’s purpose through the skills and talents He has given us.
Our youngest son starting playing a small keyboard when he was only six years old. He has never had a piano lesson in his life but he can play anything by ear and is currently playing keyboards for a very large church. That gift did not come from his parents. I can assure you that.
God-given gifts are the skills a person easily performs, often without formal training. We derive great pleasure from doing what we’re naturally good at doing. So if you aren’t sure of your life’s purpose, just do what you do well and watch God confirm it by blessing your endeavors. Don’t spend your time trying to do what you’re not gifted to do, or what somebody else is good at. We know we’re operating in our gifts and calling when we do what ministers life to others. If what we do makes us miserable and fills us with a sense of dread, usually we’re not in God’s perfect will.
God gives us peace and joy to let us know we’re fulfilling His perfect plan: “For ye shall go out with joy, and be led forth with peace.” Look at what you enjoy, what you’re good at, and what God is giving you the grace to do—then let God be God in your life.
He wants to flow through you, and it may not be in the same way as He flows through others. Trust His ability in and through you, and don’t be afraid to be unique. God has a specific place and a specific plan for each of us. How will you know you’re in the right place fulfilling His plan? You will have peace!
But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, easy to be entreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality and without hypocrisy. (James 3:17)
Depart from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it. (Psalm 34:14)
Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. (John 14:27)