God never asks about our ability or our inability – just our availability.
One of the items in Ripley’s Believe It or Not is a picture of a plain bar of iron. It is valued at $5. The same barf of iron has a far different value, however, if it is fashioned into different items.
As a pair of horseshoes, it would be worth $50
As sewing needles, it would be worth $5,000
As balance springs for fine Swiss watches, it would be worth £500,000
The raw material is not what is important. What’s important is how raw material is developed! Each of us has been given talents and abilities – some have received more, others less, but all have received something as a unique gift from God. As Christians, we also enjoy spiritual gifts which flow from the Holy Spirit of God. The value of these raw materials, however, is a moot point unless we develop and use our talents, abilities and spiritual gifts as a force for divine good in this world.
If you don’t know what your abilities and gifts are, ask God to reveal them to you. Then ask Him to show you what He wants you to do with them. Your happiness and success in life will be found in fulfilling His plan for your life.
I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me. Isiah 6:8 AV
(From God’s Little Devotional Book for women)