In Paul’s perspective, Timothy had spiritual gifts he wasn’t using as well as he could. Paul encourages Timothy to “fan into flame the gift of God which is in you.”
What gifts do you have? Are you using them? Are you growing in them? If not, maybe you need some of the same encouragement as Timothy did.
Many times, we are distracted by life from using the unique gifts God has given us. We are called to be faithful in every aspect of our lives and to faithfully use the gifts God has given us. Is yours service, faith, knowledge, wisdom, administration, giving or one of the others?
We will never know what “fanning the flame” looks like until we do it. Only the enemy would suggest that tomorrow will be like yesterday. What would happen if each of us really used the gifts God has entrusted to us? What would our world look like if this took place? God’s glory would shine like the sun and people would never be the same.
PRAYER: Help us to use the gifts you have given us that the world may see your light shining in our lives. Amen.