Paganini, one of the world’s most famous violinists, walked onto the stage before a large crowd. Just before he began playing, he looked at the violin he was holding and realized that it was not his. He was horrified, but it was too late for him to do anything about the violin.
After the concert the critics and audience said it was the best concert of his entire career.
When questioned about using a violin that belonged to another person, he said, “Today I learned the most important lesson of my life. I once believed that the music was in the violin. Today I learned that it was in me.”
God has given each of us different abilities and gifts. They vary in name and number but not in value. They may be obvious to others or they may be seen only by Him when we serve others in His name. We must realize that His gift is within us and only comes to life when we respond to the opportunities He gives us.
Prayer: Equip us, Lord with gifts and abilities to serve others and bring honor and glory to You. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture for Today: Romans 12:6 Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, let us prophesy in proportion to our faith;