Thursday, January 10, 2008

Life Management Series: Gift #1

Let’s talk about gifts for second. (Show wrapped gift)

We all like getting these. I don’t know anyone who hates getting gifts!

Why do people give them?

To show someone we love or appreciate them. To see the excitement on their faces. To give them someone what they need or want.

But a gift always leaves us with a choice: Will you accept it and use it or will you reject it and throw to the side?

God has given you (and will give you) all of the "raw materials" and opportunities you need to reach your full potential.

At the end of our lives, no one is going to be able to blame God that he didn’t give them what they needed to make it in this life.

Whether you reach your full potential, or not, will be based on how you managed what you've been given. Did you waste your gifts or cherish them?

For the next 5 Sundays, we're going to look at 5 of the most important raw materials you've been given to form your life with. I'm calling these 5 raw materials of life "5 Gifts" that God has given you to manage.

What are you going to do with these 5 gifts God’s given you? Will you accept them or reject them? Use them or abuse them? An unaccepted or unused gift isn’t any better than no gift at all!

Today we’re going to look at the first gift. (Begin opening wrapped present) Let’s see what it is…

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