Ten years ago, I couldn’t have even imagined all that I am a part of now. “Now to him who is able to accomplish far more than all we ask or imagine, by the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations forever and ever. Amen” (Ephesians 3:20). Yesterday, I found myself talking to more than one person about the gifts that God has given me.
When I acknowledge that the gifts that I have are from God, and that I am using them for Him. I am giving credit where credit is due. At times, I have been worried that I might be sounding to prideful. Perhaps, it is really a false humility. “The true way to be humble is not to stoop till thou are smaller then thyself, but to stand at thy real height against some higher nature that will show thee what the real smallness of thy greatness is” (Phillips Brooks, 1835-1893).
During this time of Lenten reflection, I think I have discovered some additional gifts and ways in which I can use them. Where will I go from here? I wonder if ten years from now I will be doing something I can’t even imagine?