In HIS Presence


1 Kings 10:14-29

Meditation verse:

“And you shall remember the Lord your God, for it is He who gives you power to get wealth” (Deuteronomy 8:18).

There is something of value that God has deposited inside you that you can use to create value for others such that they give you their riches in return. This is your power to get wealth. Your power to get wealth can come from a musical ability, a sporting inclination, ability to teach, great wisdom, leadership or organizational skills, or business acumen. In order words, it could be a talent, natural ability, skill, or a spiritual gift.

What is it that you naturally do well? For what do you always receive commendations from others? Pay close attention, as your answers may unlock your power to get wealth. Get this power working for you by creating value for others. As you do this consistently, your wealth will increase. A man’s gift makes room for him and brings him before great men” (Proverbs 18:16). God gives different talents and gifts to people as He pleases (Mathew 25:15). Your gift could be spiritual such as the gift of healing or Prophecy, it could be physical such as a creative or musical ability or a sporting inclination. It could also be mental, such as an intellectual ability or great leadership skills. My last child is blessed with a beautiful artistic gift. Some gifts are obvious whilst others may need to be unwrapped. For instance, an individual may have an outstanding ability to sing or dance which can easily be detected whilst another may have a flair for service or an attention to detail but is completely unaware of it.

Recognizing your unique gift and operating in it with excellence will propel you to a life of significance and success. But you must first use it to serve others. “…Whoever desires to become great among you, let him be your servant” (Mathew 20:26). We are also enjoined to let our light shine before men so that they may see our good works and glorify our Father in heaven (Matt 5:16). When you bless others with your gifts, you shine as a light and because people are always attracted to light, they will always be attracted to you. Operating in your area of gifting with excellence demands that you are diligent. When you are diligent, you will stand before kings (Proverbs 22:29). You will also reap a plenteous harvest (Proverbs 21:5).

IN HIS PRESENCE is written by Oke Chinye.
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