Posted by: trbccoffeebreak | July 20, 2018

Empowering Others

“Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.” I Thessalonians 5:11 (NIV)

“You have to share with your sister.” Ever heard those words? Childhood evokes lots of memories, and as much as I hate to admit it – I clung to my stuff. It was always my doll, my tennis racket, my dress….mine, mine, and definitely not yours. On the flip side, I had no problem with someone else sharing their stuff with me. Took great pleasure in wearing their clothes or playing with my cousin’s toys. Sounds selfish and one sided from my now adult viewpoint.

Sharing has always been a part of God’s vocabulary. When men were victorious in battle, they shared the rewards. And in the early church, God’s people were united in heart, mind and spirit. They shared everything – no one was lacking.

Ever unpacked what God would have us to share? First thoughts probably centered on possessions, money or food we could give, but what about our gifts and abilities? Each of God’s girls has been entrusted with at least one gift to use for His glory. And there’s nothing that pleases God more than to see the absence of comparing and the presence of sharing.

Got the gift of teaching, writing or singing? God takes great delight in those who pave the way for others to learn the ropes. He enjoys watching the seasoned speaker diffusing the fear of one who has never spoken before a small group. God welcomes the published author who gives away her secrets to a budding writer who is afraid to put words on paper. He is overjoyed when the recording artist harmonizes with the timid alto struggling to just stay on pitch. One accomplished investing in one desiring to simply please Jesus.

The body of Christ never shines brighter than when we uplift, inspire and empower all to glorify God with our gifts.

“Father, there is nothing sweeter than seeing Your girls working together. Thank You for the gifts You have entrusted to us.”

For His Glory

Janet Martin
TRBC Women’s Life

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