Stop Pretending You’re a Loser

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False humility isn’t humility it’s dishonesty. All believers are gifted by God. Suggesting otherwise suggests God screwed up when He created you.

Direction in life:

Pretending you don’t have gifts is a sure way to miss God’s plan. Your strengths, talents, and gifts point to God’s will for your life.

Qualities “IN” indicate plan “FOR.”

Gifts point to purpose. When you deny your gift, – the way God made you, – you lose sight of your purpose.

Stop asking God to show you his will for your life. Start asking for opportunities to use your gifts, strengths, and talents.

Timothy’s mentor:

1 Timothy 4:14–15 (ESV)

14 Do not neglect the gift you have, which was given you by prophecy when the council of elders laid their hands on you. 15 Practice these things, immerse yourself in them, so that all may see your progress.

Mentors see our gifts and challenge us to use them. You spend too much time fixing weaknesses and far too little time maximizing your gift.

False humility insults your maker and neglects your gift. Missionary and Olympic athlete Eric Liddell knew he had a gift. “God made me fast.” His speed indicated God’s purpose and plan. Use your gift. Denying your gift is denying God.

Immerse yourself in your gift. When you do, God’s plan opens up.

Finding Clarity:

Pathetic believers – who pretend they are losers – walk around confused about God’s plan. Just go use your gift. For goodness sake!

If you have too many opportunities for service, choose the most meaningful one.

It may not be dramatic like fasting, praying, and being led by God. But, using your gift is the most practical way to fulfill your purpose in this world. Qualities “IN” indicate plan “FOR.”

Note: if you don’t know what your gift is, just go do something good that you enjoy doing. Whatever you do, get off your butt.

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One Comment on “Stop Pretending You’re a Loser”

  1. marc Says:

    Excellent post, Dan. My dad, who was a missionary in West Africa and Quebec, used to say, “God doesn’t steer a parked car”. God provides direction (Proverbs 3:5,6) , but He expects obedient service. The servant who hid the talent and blamed his master was punished. Those who doubled the talents given them were rewarded.


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