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What Is My Talent/Gift | Believer 101

We all have passions, goals, dreams, and talents. When entering a relationship, and commitment with Christ, it is important to realize God will use all parts of our lives for His good.

This certainly includes who we are as a person, and our natural talents.

Before jumping into this post, I want to tell you a short parable God has used to impact me as a blogger.

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Matthew 25:12-30 – Parable Of The Talents 

Basically, a man goes out and gives coins (talents) to his servants. Two out of three invest in the money, making more off the interest. The last goes and hides his one talent. When the man returns he is happy to hear the two servants went out and made more. But he is extremely disappointed with the last servant.

Though this parable speaks of money, I have always looked at the symbolism of our actual talents, and gifts.

As a Christian, we are told in the Great Commission to go to the ends of the earth preaching the gospel. But this also means wherever we go, we should be showing the light of Christ within us.

(NIV) Matthew 5:16, “In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.”

Each one of us is gifted.

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What Are My Gifts?

“Well, how do I know what my gifts are?”

What does your heart tell you? Many of these gifts are natural to us, though some will develop over time. Take a look at scripture for some answers.

(NIV) Romans 12:05-18, “So in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your faith;if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach; if it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead, do it diligently; if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully.”

So the gifts listed in this piece of scripture are:

Prophesying 

Serving

Teaching

Giving Encouragement 

Giving

Leading 

There are others as well, but this is to give you a basic idea.

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My Gift As A Blogger

I have a talent in writing for example, and through my writing, God has shown me how to teach, and give encouragement. Our job, church, community, and other aspects in our life will allow us to use these spiritual gifts.

And we have a promise about these spiritual gifts as well.

(NIV) 1 Corinthians 1:07,”Therefore you do not lack any spiritual gift as you eagerly wait for our Lord Jesus Christ to be revealed.”

What God has given us, He will continue to use for us. He will guide us.

But we can’t hide our talent waiting for Him. We need to actively go out and do what God has called us to do.

For me, I know my heart is for believers, to provide written material of encouragement, and guidance. While I work on writing a Christian fantasy book series, which hopefully also helps my family’s income, I need to provide written material now, for free, for believers.

I can’t hide what I have been given.

And you shouldn’t either.

God will always find an opportunity for us, when we seek His hand. Go to Him, and seek His will. Don’t hide in the shadows.

Run to the Light.

~T. R. Noble 

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30 thoughts on “What Is My Talent/Gift | Believer 101

      1. A 5 book series, with a later prequel making it six. If it is received well, and readers want more, then I can dive into more of the timeline past, and other characters.

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      2. I’m not entirely sure. Mainly because I am not going to self publish, so I first need to have a company accept my work. I’m looking at Tyndale, as they published the Left Behind series. I have a friend with a masters in English, she has offered to be my editor. My hope is if I get accepted, I’ll be able to give her credit as an editor, and hopefully, that would get her name out there.

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    1. We definitely have seeds given to us. But when we grow in Christ, we also have Him helping us and what we are given grow. 🙂 So when we look back, and see how far we have come, we know we couldn’t get there alone. God is given glory.

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  1. Hello there! 😊 Over the past two days, you’ve probably noticed that I’ve been “liking” you a lot, and I thought that perhaps I should introduce myself so you don’t think I’m some creepy stalker or something. 😅 I’m Grace and I’m happy that I found your blog. I’ve been enjoying your posts so much. 🙂 I’m glad you aren’t hiding your talent – keep on shining! 🌟

    P.S.: I can’t wait for your novels either; I love Christian fantasy. 😁

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    1. Hello!!! I don’t think you are a creepy stalker, no worries! When I find a blog I like, I tend to read and like a lot, so I completely understand!. I’m so glad you like what you see! It is really encouraging to know I have people interested in my work. Thanks for all of your support!!

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  2. Very uplifting post, I agree having a purpose and using our gifts is extremely important. Sometimes the hard part is discovering what our gift may be. I am praying about that so I love that I came across your blog. You are very talented and I look forward to seeing what you post in the future. Very uplifting! By the way my name is Gracia! 🙂

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    1. Thank you so much for stopping by! 🙂 I’m so glad you found my post encouraging. It is nice to meet you Gracia! I think by continuing to pray God will guide you. Sometimes God will use what we enjoy to help others. Our gifts can be as simple as showing mercy or giving encouragement. I know in my writing God used my love of counseling to become a gift as well. For me, I didn’t really know what particular gift I had. I just followed what God gave me, and what passions were within me, and what I believe my calling is. It wasn’t until after I was already writing for God, with this blog, that I was beginning to see how He was equipping my gifts. Don’t be disheartened. 🙂 Please feel free to look around, last week I covered an in depth post on prayer. Thank you for visiting!

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  3. Great post. God has given each of us a gift (talent). Like the parable, we should actively seek out and hone our spiritual gifts.

    I liked your quote: “… we can’t hide our talent waiting for Him. We need to actively go out and do what God has called us to do.”

    When we become like the last servant and not invest in our talents, God is disappointed because He gave us this talent before we were born and wants us to use it.

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  4. I love this post. I’ve thought about the parable of the talents too before I started into blogging again. We do have a responsibility to use what God has given us. Your obedience to His call has deeply inspired me 🙂

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  5. Great post Well said I agree with you and others that we can’t hide our talent waiting for Him. We need to actively go out and do what God has called us to do.

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