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Battle Drill Devotional
Battle Drill Devotional
Use Your Gifts to Serve Others and Bring Glory to God

Read 1 Peter 4:7-11. What talent has God given you?

Some people are tempted to think God hasn’t given them any talent – nothing with which to serve his people. But that’s just not true! Each one of us has been given at least one thing we can do to serve God’s family and others.

Peter encourages each of us to “use them well to serve one another” (1 Peter 4:10). If you keep your talent or ability to yourself, then I suffer, just as you suffer if I don’t serve you with the gifts God has given me. I would be nowhere if people didn’t share their gift of DIY – the ability to repair things – because God hasn’t given me that gift! But God has given me the ability to preach and teach his Word, and I am grateful that people encourage me that they are blessed when I use that gift.

We need to use the gifts God has given us to bless others. In that way, we contribute to God’s Kingdom. Don’t keep your talent to yourself! Use it to serve others, blessing them and glorifying God in the process.

Think It Over

Think about the following:

•        What gifts has God given you? How are you using them to serve others?

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Rob Westwood-Payne

Hi - I'm Rob. I'm married to Gail and we have a handsome, cheeky cocker spaniel called Harley. I am a Christian leader, pastor and preacher. I am a Salvation Army officer leading a congregation in the south of England. I am a leadership and discipleship blogger and daily devotional podcast host.