My sister Sara and I were alike in many ways growing up, but one way that we were different, was when it came to goals and dreams. In the book, Choose Joy: Finding Hope and Purpose When Life Hurts, Sara talks about the many dreams and stories that she had as a young child, from being the next Mary Lou Retton to being a professional singer.
Even though Sara didn’t become a professional gymnast or singer, she did use her gifts and talents to bless others. She was intentional about using the gifts that God blessed her with.
1 Peter 4:10 “Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.”
The future is unknown, so it is important that we are intentional in using our gifts and talents when we have them. In Sara’s case, the disease took away her ability to sing and be active. She was grateful that she was intentional in using them when she was able.
There are three types of people —
- Those who make things happen.
- Those who watch things happen.
- Those who wonder what happened.
I encourage you to be someone who makes things happen. Be intentional in living your life.
Ephesians 5:15 “Be very careful, then, how you live. Not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity because the days are evil.
Be intentional about making wise decisions based on the Bible, not on what the world tells you. Be intentional in using the gifts and talents God has given to you in case you don’t have them anymore.
Be intentional in making things happen.