Bring It Into Play:
What do you love to do? What are your talents and gifts?
How can you do the things you love with God?
What are ways you can use your gift to serve others?
How will using your gifts and talents for God's glory, rather than your own, protect you from hurting others and/or burning out?
Action Step: Encourage someone else that has the same gift as you. Ask God to give you the words that will speak to the person's heart.
God, we thank you for being a loving Father who gives all of His children good gifts. We confess that there are times we try to use our gifts for our own glory, rather than allowing you to use them as you have planned. Thank you for helping us to see when we get off track. Help us to desire to use our gifts with you. In Jesus Name, Amen.
From the Forward
"You are not alone. Whether you’re a free spirit, an office exec, a writer, musician, college student, or tired parent—your soul, like mine, knows life is meant to go beyond rat races and rare applause. This book speaks to that belief. And if you’re not careful, you may find tears warming your eyes as you read because finally someone is naming your weariness, your striving, your questions of why you just can’t quite make it, or the emptiness that hit because maybe you did. It is into those places The Story of With reaches—fusing allegory with application—to offer fresh perspective, restored hope, and a rebirth of creativity.”