“Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights …”
Have you ever thought about how we are all uniquely different? God has made each person an individual. Even twins, when closely watched, have some differences. We all have our own way of thinking, talking, and moving. Some people have a knack for numbers and are super good in math, others may love to read and can absorb all kinds of knowledge from the written word. Still others are more hands-on and enjoy making things, building and designing.
Some people are quiet and shy, others are outgoing and seem to never meet a stranger. Some can sing or play musical instruments beautifully, others are gifted speakers.
But what about other talents God has given us. In Exodus we read about the instructions God gave Moses for designing and making priestly attire for Aaron and his sons. God directed Moses to “tell all the skilled men to whom I have given wisdom in such matters that they are to make the garments for Aaron” Exodus 28:3. God had gifted certain people with the unique ability to be good seamstress and tailors.
Sometimes we forget that every ability we have is a gift from God and should be used for His glory. That person that makes everyone feel welcome, the one that listens without giving advice or opinion, the one that can always be depended on to do their part and maybe somebody else’s too, the one that always has a kind word, and is encouraging to others are all gifted with special abilities. Likewise, others may love doing crafts, working on cars, cutting grass, cleaning houses, working with children, helping the elderly or a multitude of other things. Each of these is a special God given ability.
We are God’s workmanship, for we are are “fearfully and wonderfully made” (Psalm 139:14) We are a part of the body of Christ, a body made up of many believers, each with different gifts.
We should give thanks and celebrate the wonderful God that has made us all so different. We should strive to glorify Him with all our talents and abilities and thank Him for the gifts of others.