Have you ever watched a fire begin to burn down, and all you have left are the coals? It looks like there’s no fire left to speak of. The coals may be under a layer of ash, and you really can’t see much.
But when you take a fresh log, toss it on top, and stir it around a little, it suddenly ignites. And then you have a whole new fire going.
The apostle Paul wrote to Timothy, “This is why I remind you to fan into flames the spiritual gift God gave you” (2 Timothy 1:6 NLT).
There may be live coals in your life, but you have allowed the fire to go down. You haven’t been using the gifts that God gave you, the talents He gave you. It’s time to fan them into full flame again. It’s time to be reignited and say, “Lord, how can I use what You have given me for Your glory until You return?”
We need to take advantage of the opportunities that are out there. In fact, I would rather try and fail than never try at all. Any time you take a chance, you can fail. But it’s better to try than to sit on the sidelines and watch the parade go by while nothing happens in your life.
We always think about the failures. We prepare for failures. And then we’re surprised when God brings success into our lives.
You may fail. You may make a mistake here and there. But you belong to Him. He has given His life for you. He has given you His resources. Everything you have is from Him.
It’s wrong for us to take that which belongs to God and squander it. We should take it, invest it, and see what the Lord will do.
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