Good Things Gone Bad

James 1:17 says that every good thing given and every perfect gift is from God. But what do we do with those gifts?

God gives us confidence,gift-1008897_640

We turn it into pride.

God gives us discernment,

We use it to become judgmental.

God gives us abundance,

We become materialistic.

God gives us peace,

We let ourselves become lazy.

God gives us knowledge,

We turn it into arrogance.

God gives us patience,

We become apathetic.

God gives us curiosity,

We stick our noses in where they don’t belong.

God gives us wisdom,

We think we’re independent.

God gives us authority,

We use it to bully others.

God gives us faith,

We put it in ourselves.

Life is a spiritual battle.  We win when we intentionally choose to use God’s gifts to express His love to others. We lose when we use them just to benefit ourselves.

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