Wednesday, 30 May 2012
God gives us gifts and talents for a reason. Have you ever let any of them go to waste? I know I have. Once we have a talent we need to practice it, or we will lose it.
My talent is percussion -- and for those who are musically declined that means I can play the drums. Not too long ago I was feeling as if percussion was for me. Yes I was fairly good at it inside the school band, but I needed something more to it. It became work and lost its fun.
So instead of letting my skill drop from my hands, I searched for what I was missing, and God gave me an opportunity. He made the drummer for my youth groups worship team get too old for youth group. At first I was unsure if it was the right thing, so I cautiously seemed interested. Then God showed me a miracle -- the art of a rhythmically challenged guitar player, performing on the drum set for the worship team.
The first week of me being on the worship team sucked. I won't lie. It was a new form of playing for me, but I needed it. My talent, from remaining stagnant for so long in learning how to increase my skill, actually began to go to waste. I had to begin my growing cycle all over again. Slowly I fed myself with new practice styles and new rhythms. And instead of me using my skills to perform for an audience, I performed for only one being. God.
Playing started as a chore. Then it became a habit. Then it became my lifestyle. And now it is worship.
Once I began to worship the LORD with my talent, I quickly obtained a skill level on the drum set I never thought possible. No longer am I the crappy performer. Now I am an amazing worshiper for god. Playing is my ministry. It is what I am called to do.
If I had not followed Gods path would I have ever reached this level in worshiping? Even bigger than myself, would I have ever gotten to the point where I can help bring others to worship with me?
Don’t let a talent die. God gives them to us with a purpose in mind.
What talents has God given you? Are they going to waste right now? What can you do to pursue using the talents God has given you?