Elevated Faith


For years I thought I wasn’t good at anything and I would fail at most things. What about you? Do you ever have those days when it feels like everything you try doesn’t work out?  It’s easy to lose confidence, and faith and develop low self-esteem and conclude you’re not good at anything. 

Well, we are all good at different things and it is important to recognize our gifts.  For example, I have always been skilled at developing ideas and creating new ventures. The Bible tells us that God has given us different gifts through His grace. 

Today, those gifts represent the tools necessary for each of us to fulfil our unique God-given purpose.  You always have the gifts you need to live out God’s plan for you.  There are times when life pushes you around and your gifts become less obvious, and you seem to fail.  That’s normal. Losing sight of God’s gifts can happen to anyone.  This is particularly true in times of transition and endings, such as divorce, health scares, parenting difficulties, relocation, and job changes.  It is during events like these that you are most vulnerable to feeling that you have lost your gifts, or questioning if you really had them in the first place.  Thankfully, your gifts never wane, just your ability to see them. 

We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. – Romans 12:6.

Let’s Pray 

Yahweh, Thank you for my gifts. Father, pinch me when you catch me comparing myself with others and getting down when they are doing well, and I seem to be failing.  God, on second thought, knock me upside the head to destroy my low self-esteem which invites envy and pride.  Lord, please remind me that I am special and you’ve created me uniquely with gifts and a purpose in Jesus’s name. Amen 

Let’s Reflect 

1. What are your gifts?  How do you know these are your gifts?  What is the impact of your gifts on others?  What might be God’s purpose in supplying you with those gifts? 

2. Think of a time when you questioned your gifts. What was the cause of that question? What did you learn about your gifts during that time? 


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By Pastor Ray Patrick

Evangelism. Outreach. Ministry.
Pastor Ray Patrick is a R.E Teacher at The Eden School