I recently heard a great analogy at church. A very beautiful, godly young lady had a bowl of Skittles with her for children’s time. The kids knew right away what the bowl contained.
She asked the kids several questions about the skittles with the main point being that no matter what color they were – red, orange, yellow, green or purple - they were all Skittles.
I have heard many different analogies to explaining how we are all different, yet all belong to God, but on that certain Sunday, her lesson caused me to really stop and think.
God has blessed each of us with unique abilities and characteristics. Some people are good at sports and some are good at showing animals. Some people can speak in public, while others have the ability to organize and plan an event. Some people have brown hair while others are redheaded.
I think it’s amazing how each of us worship God in our own special, diverse way. Some sing, some dance, some stand in awe while others kneel and pray. Also, we each have a unique way of giving to God. Some people give their money through tithing, some people serve by donating their time and others lend a listening ear.
Romans 12: 6-8 says-We have different gifts, according to the grace given us. If a man's gift is prophesying, let him use it in proportion to his faith. If it is serving, let him serve; if it is teaching, let him teach; if it is encouraging, let him encourage; if it is contributing to the needs of others, let him give generously; if it is leadership, let him govern diligently; if it is showing mercy, let him do it cheerfully.
No matter what stage of life we are in, where we live, what our profession is, or what we look like, God loves us and we are a part of His family. Just like the Skittles, we all have something in common. Be proud and thankful for the talents and the unique life God has blessed you with.
Happy Trails and God Bless!
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