Use What You Have

Years ago I was certain God was calling me to an adventure. But I spent an entire year in confusion, praying and wondering what would come or where I was supposed to go. God seemed quiet. So I continued to pray and knew increasingly that I wanted to encourage women, but I felt ill-equippedand still lacked a sense of direction. There were no flashing directional arrows, no answers.

Finally, after a long year of praying and waiting, the clouds finally parted and I could see more clearly. My passion, purpose, and direction had been right in front of me all along! I turned a “use what you have” style of decorating into a business, because that’s where my passion had been all along. I found it fascinating, even amusing, that God would finally encourage me with the obvious answer: use what you have.

Sometimes I think we forget that God already gave us our unique gifts, so we look high and low for the bigger passion and purpose in flashing lights somewhere, only to discover that all God wants is what we already have.

Based on the gift each one has received, use it to serve others, as good managers of the varied grace of God.

1 Peter 4:10

This is an excerpt from our 365-day A Moment to Breathe Devotional Journal.