Posted by Worldview Warriors On Monday, August 12, 2013 0 comments

What are you good at? Perhaps you’re good at singing, or playing sports, or solving math problems, or listening to people, or any number of other things. I’m good at math and problem solving and working with languages, and back in high school I was a pretty good dancer. Have you ever thought about why you’re good at the things you can do well? Why are you good at what you’re good at?

We all have at least one thing that we’re good at, or maybe more than one thing. Those things we’re good at are called our talents. We can be born with some measure of natural talent, or we can develop them over time, or a combination of both. But either way, talents are a gift from God and should be used to glorify Him.

We read in James 1:17 that, “Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.” Our talents are gifts from God, because they are good gifts in our lives. Sure it makes us feel happy when we use our talents for ourselves, but what about using them to bless others and further the Kingdom of God?

For a number of years, I couldn’t figure out how being good at math could benefit God’s Kingdom. I mean, what benefit is it if I can solve a differential equation? But, I was able to use my mathematical talents to earn an electrical engineering degree. A couple jobs later, I ended up where I’m at now - Ridge & Associates, Inc. in Findlay, OH. How does that benefit the Kingdom? Well, Ridge is a company founded on Christian values. At the end of the year, 50% of our profits off the top goes to financially support missionaries and mission organizations. The work I do helps Ridge earn money, which in turn gives money to those who are furthering God’s Kingdom as a full-time vocation. In addition, I became connected with Worldview Warriors through my job at Ridge, since the ministry has office space in our building.

We all have different talents and are gifted in different ways. Just read 1 Corinthians 12:12-31 and you’ll see how we all need to be different in order to fit together. We can’t all be the person preaching a sermon, or there would be nobody to listen. We can’t all write Bible-oriented blogs or there would be no one to read them. Your talents are unique to you. Because God has blessed you with your talents, you can thank Him by using them for His glory.

Regardless of what your God-given talents are, if you’re following Jesus Christ, you can bet that somehow God will use your talents to further His Kingdom and bring Him glory.