Answers

By   •   January 9, 2014   •   Topics:

Q:

I know I'm supposed to serve God, but I don't have lots of money to give away or any special talents or things like that. I guess people like me aren't much use to God, although I'd like to be.


A:

Nothing could be further from the truth! God uses all kinds of people to get His work done, most of whom will never make the headlines or receive public acclaim. Paul commended the Christians in Corinth for their faith, although “Not many of you were wise by human standards; not many were influential; not many were of noble birth” (1 Corinthians 1:26).

In other words, it’s a mistake to think that the only people God uses are preachers or Bible teachers or those who’ve been called to some type of public ministry. God can use you right where you are, and He has already given you the gifts and abilities you need to fulfill those responsibilities. Are you a parent? Ask God to help you raise your children wisely and teach them about God and His love for them. Are you working? Ask God to help you share Christ’s love with others through your good work and your smile and your cheerful attitude (even when things go wrong).

In addition, ask God to show you what specific spiritual gift He has given you. It may be the gift of hospitality; it may be the gift of compassion or help for those in need; it may be some other gift you don’t even realize you have. The Bible says, “When he ascended on high, he… gave gifts to his people” (Ephesians 4:8).

The real question is this: Are you committed to Jesus Christ, and do you honestly want to serve Him? Don’t worry about the gifts you don’t have, but ask God to use you right where you are — and He will.

Shop in our book store for spiritual growth resources

 

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published but you will receive our next BGEA ministry update. You can opt out of future emails at any time.

37 Comments

  1. Patti Smith says:

    Thank You for this Great Word…..I have never really understood what my gifts are. Now I do.

  2. Mugabo felix says:

    Thank u Billy Graham for your great message to me.that has been a question i asked myself for several years.but from now i understand that there is something i can do

  3. Margareta Cronholm says:

    Thank you, yes everyone comitted to Christ has work to do. God has shown me that prayer is one of my
    greatest purpose. I never could have imagine this to be true. I am so greatful for working for the Lord in this matter. People just asks me to pray for them .

  4. Denise says:

    Thank you ! I needed to hear this!

  5. Beverley says:

    Thank you for this message today. I have been praying about what God wants me to do. At the moment i help a gentlman of 93 who is deaf and blind. I do enjoy it but i get upset sometimes. I have been a great fan of Bill Graham since the age of 16. I thank God for such a great person. God bless you all.

  6. Eric says:

    I thank God for the wisdom & knowledge He has given His people to tackle such complex questions by young babes

  7. Amb. Toka Ese Aghogho says:

    I want you to pray for DSC. Toomuch is happening here. A big company with about 10,000 workers has been shut down for about ten years now. People living here are passing through hard time many has been carried away especially the youth. Please Join In prayer for deliverance and Restoration