“Then He spoke a parable to them saying:
“The ground of a certain rich man yielded plentifully.
And he thought within himself, saying, what shall I do,
since I have no room to store my crops?
So he said, I will do this: I will pull down my barns and build
greater, and there I will store all my crops and my goods.
And I will say to my soul, “Soul, you have many goods laid up
for many years, take your ease; eat, drink, and be merry.”
Luke 12: 16-19
We all know how this story ends,
“But God said to him, Fool!
This night your soul will be required of you; then whose will
those things be which you have provided?
So is he who lays up treasure, and is not rich toward God.”
Luke 12:20, 21
This story shows us what an empty life looks like.
The rich fool had so much in his hands and instead of using it
to make a difference in people’s lives he thought about how
he could consume it on himself!
You can’t make a difference if all you think about is how you
are going to be provided for.
The rich fool could have impacted so many lives but he didn’t.
He didn’t understand what he really had.
I have a friend who is a dancer by profession and I watched one of his
dance videos yesterday.
I was so impacted by it and the one thing that stood out to me
was how he was using what God had given him to bring glory to God.
That’s what it’s all about friends.
God has given you talents and gifts but it is all meaningless if you are not
using it to bring glory to His name.
Are you using what God has given you to touch your family, neighbor,
unsaved friend, community, city, nation and world??
That is why you have been given talents and gifts.
That’s why you were created.
Your purpose is always about touching people. When God created
you, He made you in such a way that you would shine in the darkness.
My challenge to you is to think about what God has given you.
How can you use it to show God’s love?
How can you use it to impact the people around you?
Your challenge is my challenge.
Let’s make sure we are using the gifts God has given us to bring Him glory.
As I sign off I will leave you watching
my friend’s dance video. I pray
it ministers to you as it did to me….
photo credit: google images
Thanks for your encouraging thoughts