Tuesday, October 27, 2020

The "R's" And The "A's"

We all know of the significance of the “Three R’s” - Reading, ‘Riting and ‘Rithmatic. They are the foundation for lifelong learning. 

But there is also the importance of the “Three A’s” for lifelong success. They are “Ability, Attitude, and Ambition.” Without recognizing their importance and value, people can “stay stuck” and live mediocre and unproductive lives. 

“Ability” comes from the gifts that God has given to each of us. It includes the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual potential that He implants in the hearts of those who surrender their lives to Him. It can be seen in the skills and talents He gives to each of us. But, they are not gifts to lie dormant. We are obligated to develop them and use them in service to Him. 

“Ambition” is the desire to apply the “abilities” that God gives us. It can be seen in the lives of those who are eager to serve and honor Him in their daily activities. Those who truly love Him will always be actively involved in looking for new and different ways to use their “abilities” for Him. 

“Attitude” is our disposition toward life. It has to do with how we see God’s world, what is going on around us, and what we can do about it. Some look around and say, “I can and will do something about ‘this or that’ with the ‘abilities’ He has given me. I am going to serve Him daily!” Others say, “It’s beyond me. Why try?” Which are you? The choice is yours. 

Prayer:  Help each of us, Father, to accept life’s opportunities, and with them, the obligation to be faithful to You with all the gifts You have given us. In Jesus’ Name, Amen. 

Scripture For Today:  The man who receives much will have to give much. If much is given to a man to take care of, men will expect to get more from him. Luke 12:48

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