Gifted and Talented!

Bonnie Richardson is a high school junior at Rochelle High School in Texas. But she is no ordinary high school junior. In fact - she recently did something no other high school girl has ever done in Texas (and probably anywhere for that matter!). All she did was go out and win the state 1A team track championship ALL BY HER SELF! That's right. She won a total of 42 points in five events (firsts in the high jump and the 100 meter dash, seconds in the 200 meter run and the long jump and a third place finish in the discus). This was enough to give her high school the team title - in spite of the fact that she was the only athlete from her high school competing! Richardson is truly one gifted and talented athlete!

Speaking of gifts and talents, all of us in the family of God are gifted and talented. Sure our gifts and talents differ in both content and extent -but none the less each one of us is uniquely shaped by God. Scripture makes this clear in Ephesians 2:10 where we read, "For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do." The word "workmanship" is a translation of the Greek word "poiema" from which we get our English word "poem." God is the one who has crafted us (and is continuing to craft us according to Philippians 1:9!) in order to use our gifts and talents to do the good works which he has laid out for us to do. You see, our gifts and talents (i.e. our SHAPE) is to be used for God and His kingdom. So - how are you currently using your SHAPE to serve the Master who is crafting you?

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