Good Morning February 29 – 2

We admire men and women who have made it to the top of their profession, especially if they came from a poor background and worked their way up. They are sometimes referred to as self-made individuals, but there really is no such thing. Yes, they had to put forth great effort, endure hardship, and have patience as they moved forward, but where did all that come from? It is God who has made us, and we are His. He has given us personality traits, A, B, C types, or whatever. It is He who has given us gifts and abilities in certain areas. It is He who has open or closed doors of opportunity. Self-made? Not a chance. And this is true for each of us. God has given you gifts just as He has with corporate climbers, and your gifts are no less important. Your accomplishments don’t need to be compared to anyone. We are responsible before God to recognize the gifts He has given, and use them to the fullest for His glory. Whether one is the best industry president, able to preach a great sermon, skilled in making a solid brick wall, or able to give comfort and care to others, it is our gift from God and use to bring Him honor. (Mark12:41-44)