His watchmen are blind: they are all ignorant, they are all dumb dogs, they cannot bark; sleeping, lying down, loving to slumber. Yea, they are greedy dogs which can never have enough, and they are shepherds that cannot understand: they all look to their own way, every one for his gain, from his quarter (Isa 56:10-11)~ Each of us has been given an individual measure of grace; a skill, a talent and an ability. We’ve also been given a purpose…where using our ‘measures’ accomplishes that purpose. The only problem is that many of us get so wrapped up in ourselves and how great we are with these measures of grace that we tend to only use them for our own gain. We only focus on certain aspects of our measures and we end up being self centered and self serving. The other side of it is we usually end up neglecting our other features in favor of the one that brings us personal gain. But when we make effort to understand our purpose, we use our measures of grace to not only make ourselves better but to further the purpose of God’s kingdom and HIS purpose for us. And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to HIS purpose (Rom 8:28). Be great at what you do; and in all you do, do to the glory of God. Remember, He sends blessings TO you that they may go THROUGH you! Discover your purpose!
I will make you a great nation; I will bless you And make your name great; And you shall be a blessing (Gen 12:2).