Whatever gifts and talents that the Lord has given to us, individually, will surely open doors and opportunities for us. It is up to us to use these opportunities in service of God and of His Kingdom.
Let’s turn to the Bible:
A man’s gift makes room for him and brings him before great men. (Pro 18:16 NASB)
Your talents will bring you before “great” men. What does that mean? It can mean that our talents and skills open opportunities for us with people who are:
- Eminent in their field.
- Skillful or talented, or
A present is a precious stone in the eyes of its possessor; wherever he turns, he prospers. (Pro 17:8 NKJV)
An ability to make wise investments will certainly bring a person to the attention of many. A proficiency with mathematics or statistics will open a multitude of opportunities to an individual. An aptitude for remembering facts and a competence in using those facts to advantage is another skill that will take a person to great heights. These are the types and kinds of “gifts” or “presents” referred to in this verse of the Bible.
And now this present which your maidservant has brought to my lord, let it be given to the young men who follow my lord. (1 Sam 25:27 NKJV)
Even a physical gift can be used wisely to give a person an advantage in a situation. We are called to pray about our gifts and talents and to use them to the best use of the Kingdom of God. Along the way, don’t be surprised if the Lord blesses you with prosperity and favor, as well! Have a blessed day!
Spending time in the presence of the Lord Jesus will impart holy boldness! What a beautiful sign of how God sanctifies and prepares us for ministry. The Bible informs us of this blessed benefit in several passages.
Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were uneducated and untrained men, they marveled. And they realized that they had been with Jesus. (Acts 4:13) Notice how other people observe and remark upon the impact of Jesus upon His followers. God calls and anoints ordinary people to serve Him.
And when they had prayed, the place where they were assembled together was shaken; and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and they spoke the word of God with boldness. (Acts 4:31) Sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ courageously with other people is a sign of Jesus’ influence upon us.
Therefore, since we have such hope, we use great boldness of speech— (2 Cor 3:12) Hope imparts boldness!
. . . in whom we have boldness and access with confidence through faith in Him. (Eph 3:12) In Jesus Christ, we have both holy boldness and assurance of our salvation through faith in Christ. We have access to the throne of God through faith in Jesus.
Why do I call this article “Holy Boldness”? I do so because the unique boldness imparted to us through our relationship with Jesus is a consecration and sanctification of our very persons.
We are set apart for service unto our Lord and King. We are destined to bring glory to God, our Savior, as the verses quoted above confirm. So, brothers and sisters, share your testimony with holy boldness. It is within you; it’s available to you through Jesus who lives within every believer. God bless you.