Very significant things may appear commonplace. I heard this statement today as I was watching a TV show, and it got stuck in my mind. We can get caught looking at other gifts, when our own gifts are just as significant. Some gifts stand out and are easily noticeable as significant. Some gifts are not as noticeable, yet they are just as significant. Commonplace? Yes maybe, but all of our gifts are significant. Galatians 6:4-5 MSG “Make a careful exploration of who you are and the work you have been given, and then sink yourself into that. Don't be impressed with yourself. Don't compare yourself with others. Each of you must take responsibility for doing the creative best you can with your own life.” We are each blessed with gifts. We have a great and wonderful gift that is especially for us. We have a gift that is important and worthwhile. It may be considered commonplace to many, but it is very important to those we minister to with our lives. Caring for family members, behind the scenes creativity, helping those in need; plus so many, many more. These are just a few of the gifts that come to mind that are among the gifts that we may consider insignificant, yet they are very significant to God.
The impact of our gift is our responsibility. Doing our creative best is easy to think about when we are considering a new interest or endeavor (keep in mind that this too may be a gift). We find a class and take lessons. We find a teacher/mentor and learn as an apprentice. We search YouTube and find videos that can teach us what we want to learn. We find a way, we figure out how to make it work, and we go for it. We also need to get busy, growing and utilizing our gifts. Our gifts are unique to us and our gifts are significant. More importantly, our gifts are very significant to God’s Kingdom plan. Commonplace maybe, yet significant nonetheless. We all have something good and something significant to offer each and every day.