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S.H.A.P.E. (3)

6 November 2022 ‘I take joy in doing your will, my God.’ Psalm 40:8 NLT

The letter A stands for abilities. The Bible says, ‘God has given us different gifts for doing certain things well’ (Romans 12:6 NLT). What’s your dominant gift? It might be undiscovered, undeveloped, unused, underused, or even misused, but you do have one. There’s a saying, ‘There is nothing so powerful as an idea whose time has come’? When you put together the right opportunity with the right gift at the right time, the results can be unbelievably mind-blowing. Life can seem like you’re just spending it surviving, when suddenly a crisis happens, a situation arises, or a door of opportunity opens, and you suddenly discover abilities that have been hidden within you, maybe even for years. You might feel locked into a situation with no way out, but God is ‘a way maker’ (see 1 Corinthians 10:13 NKJV), and He’ll help you discover new abilities you didn’t know you had! Daniel, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego were Jews who were taken as slaves to Babylon, but the Bible says: ‘God gave these four young men an unusual aptitude for understanding every aspect of literature and wisdom.…Whenever the king consulted them in any matter…he found them ten times more capable than any of the magicians and enchanters in his entire kingdom’ (Daniel 1:17, 20 NLT). That doesn’t mean we can just sit around and wait for success and opportunity to be handed to us on a plate. We need to actively search for them, try different things, and look in places we’d least expect. It might take a while, but with God’s help, we’ll discover our gifts and how to use them.

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