Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Proverbs 18:16

If you're an athlete you're certainly aware of your giftedness.  One of my favorite Proverbs speaks about how our gifts work in our lives.

Proverbs 18 and verse 16 says, “A man's gift makes room for him, and ushers him into the presence of the great.”  It seems that the gifts or abilities we've been given by our Lord, bring us into the presence of great people.

During today's competition, employ your gifts to their maximum potential.  The Lord has invested greatly in you and it's evidenced by your giftedness.  It's impossible to see today, but in later years you'll realize that at times this season, you were in the presence of great people.  The faithful use of your gifts is what brought you there.

Commit yourself today to taking what has been given you and to drain every drop of potential from your abilities.  This will honor not only your family, your team, your coaches and friends, but it also honors the Lord who gave you the gifts.

Bible Reading Plan:
Luke 2:1-20
Psalms 119:41-48
I Kings 9-10