I’ve been working on a new book, the past few months that I just published to Amazon on yesterday that isn’t a devotional book but it is a work of fiction (for a mature audience). Yea, I know that someone will ask how I can go from writing devotionals to writing fiction but its simple, just change a few words. See, when God blessed me with this gift He didn’t stipulate that it only be used for spreading His word but He said for me to use it and so I shall. Yea, I know this book won’t be for everybody and I’m ok with that but please don’t think that I am doing less than what God has for me because of it. Colossians 3:17 says, “And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him,” and this is what I do every day.
I’ve learned in my years of living that Christian folk can be some of the most judgmental folks when they shouldn’t be and they can also be the most hurtful but that’s another topic. However, whatever gift you’ve been blessed with; use it! You think that because God blessed you with a gift of cooking that you should only cook in the church but baby, if paying your bills mean you have to cook for the late night club crowd, do it because you are using your gift. You’ve been blessed with a gift of sewing and you think that you should only sew long skirts and long sleeved shirts but baby, there are other folks who need clothes and they may just want them a little short, do it because it doesn’t mean that you are forfeiting your gift but it means you are using what God has given you. Don’t allow folks to run you away from the gift that God has given you because 1 Peter 4:10 says, “As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace.” All I am trying to get you to see is, no matter what your gift is; use it and when you use it, use it to the best of your God given ability. You don’t have to prove stuff to man because they surely won’t prove it to you. You don’t have to get the approval of man to be the best you can be because you’ve already received the ultimate approval from the only man that matters and that’s God. Should you care about what people think, yes; but not at the expense that it stops you from living? What’s in the gift that you have? Well, if you don’t use it, you’ll never know.