Saturday, September 5, 2015

"Doing The Best I Can"

Every now and then we meet someone who believes that they have been called to do something special - something that no one else can do. It makes their lives different, unique.
Charles Schultz created the world-famous comic strip, Peanuts. It grew from the pages of a newspaper to television specials and ultimately the movies. But success came slowly to him. When he was in art school he barely earned a "C+" in a course entitled "The Drawing of Children."
While serving in the armed forces Schultz designed cartoons on the letters his friends sent home to their loved ones to make the letters special. After he returned to civilian life, he submitted a few of them to the Saturday Evening Post and were eventually published. This eventually turned into the comic strip, Peanuts.
Once during an interview he said, "I don't think I am a true artist. But I do think I am doing the best I can with whatever abilities I have been given."
"God has given gifts to each of you...manage them His generosity can flow through you." All of us have been given gifts from God and He expects us to use them in serving others. "Manage them well!"
Prayer: We thank You, Father, for the gifts You have given us to use to honor You by serving others. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture for Today: 1 Peter 4:10 As each one has received a gift, minister it to one another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.

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