By Patrick Hawthorne
Guess what? You are currently reading this post because I am taking the time to re-gift the gift that God has gifted me. This gift I am referring to is the gift of writing.
While it may appear that I am writing with an attitude of snootiness, I wholeheartedly assure you that I am not. Truth be known, I consider myself a mediocre writer at best. This is mainly because I don’t give a hoot about not ending a sentence with a preposition and a plethora of other grammatical infractions that would warrant a serious tongue lashing by my old High School English teacher. Simply put, I write because God sends some mighty interesting thoughts through my cranium and writing is an excellent way to share those thoughts.
10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them. (Ephesians 2:10 KJV)
Each of us has special gifts given to us by our Heavenly Father. Some may think that their gift is of no significance. To that I say, “Nay, nay.” Your gift is not only valuable but may be the very thing that someone, somewhere desperately needs to change their life. Your gift might be as simple as a smile towards the person who has been contemplating suicide. Or, it might be as complex as offering a well timed suggestion that changes the course of an entire generation.
In Matthew 5:16 we are told to let our lights so shine before all men. Until we reach heaven we will never know the full extent of the changes we make by simply re-gifting our gifts. Wouldn’t it be a tragedy to find out that the very gift we held back was the very gift that could have turned a person from their path to hell? Think about it. Be blessed.