LIFE LESSONS FROM THE BOOK OF 1 CORINTHIANS 7:7 (NASB)
"Yet I wish that all men were even as I myself am. However, each man has his own gift from God, one in this manner, and another in that.
10 KEYS WHY YOU CAN'T BE A FAILURE WHEN YOU HAVE A GIFT !
1. Every man in this earth has a gift . so your were never born a failure from birth . Gen 1:31a(NLT)"Then God looked over all he had made, and he saw that it was very good! ." work on that gift .
2. Your gift is were the blessing is .Gen 41:41.(NLT)"Pharaoh said to Joseph, "I hereby put you in charge of the entire land of Egypt." His gift made way for him.
3. Your gift will announce you .1 Samuel 16:18(NLT)"One of the servants said to Saul, "One of Jesse's sons from Bethlehem is a talented harp player. Not only that--he is a brave warrior, a man of war, and has good judgment. He is also a fine-looking young man, and the LORD is with him."
4. Your gift is were you have been empowered to dominate .Gen 1:28"And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth."
5. Look for the right platform , for your gift . Every gift has its own domain . fishes can't swim on land , that is not their territory . so look for yours and you will swim like a fish in water. Mark 12:17(NLT)"Well, then," Jesus said, "give to Caesar what belongs to Caesar, and give to God what belongs to God." His reply completely amazed them." They can't beat you in your domain. No!
6. your gift will require seasons of training and re-training . Jesus said in the book of John 15:2(NLT)"He cuts off every branch of mine that doesn't produce fruit, and he prunes the branches that do bear fruit so they will produce even more." The deeper the pruning the better you become . The sling shot that brought Goliath down , was not learnt in a day . practice they say makes perfect . so stop seeking quick recognition , work on your gift first and when it is time , like a dream , you will be recognized. Psalm 126:1"A Song of degrees. When the LORD turned again the captivity of Zion, we were like them that dream."
7.Your gift will always attract known and unknown enemies . never allow them to discourage you .Is only a sign , that they have seen it in you . so see it as an opportunity to sharpen it hard and better . Why? When it is time , your gift would be needed . Eccl 10:10 and Isaiah 60:22 (NLT)"The smallest family will become a thousand people, and the tiniest group will become a mighty nation. At the right time, I, the LORD, will make it happen."
8.your gift is simply a solution to somebody's headache /pain . 2 Kings 5:3(NIV)" She said to her mistress, "If only my master would see the prophet who is in Samaria! He would cure him of his leprosy.". Elisha was the solution to Naaman's problem .
9.your gift is your talent , if you fail to invest it , you won't see the benefits of it . Listen , the returns might be little or nothing for now, let people know you for it , at just the right time , you would be remembered . so never give up on it . Gen 41 :9,12"Then spake the chief butler unto Pharaoh, saying, I do remember my faults this day: And there was there with us a young man, an Hebrew, servant to the captain of the guard; and we told him, and he interpreted to us our dreams; to each man according to his dream he did interpret.
10.Finally , if God have deposited his spirit (gift ) in you . Question ? can the spirit of God fail ? Isaiah 43:13 He has wired you to be a blessing with your gift , use it . Zech 8:13(NLT)"Among the other nations, Judah and Israel became symbols of a cursed nation. But no longer! Now I will rescue you and make you both a symbol and a source of blessing. So don't be afraid. Be strong, and get on with rebuilding the Temple!." Get on with your gift and keep working at it . Amen.
PRAYER : Father help me to utilise the gift you have deposited in me in Jesus name , Amen.
you will not fail in Jesus name , Amen.