Judges 11:6 And they said unto Jephthah, Come, and be our captain, that we may fight with the children of Ammon.
The gift that God gave you was given to make a difference in the life of those around you. Don’t hide or hesitate to use your talent.
Judges 11 tells us the story of Jephthah that he was a great warrior, but he had a dark side: his mother was a harlot and as a result he was rejected by his brothers: they refused to allow him to have any inheritance in his father’s house. How people treat you may be based on your past, but the onus is on you to change your story.
The only way to change the narrative of your past is by using your gift or the talent that God gave you to solve problems for others, that was what Jephthah did. The Ammonites came against Israel and Jephthah was asked by his brothers, who had previously rejected him, to be the captain of Israel to deliver them from the hands of the Ammonites. The same people that rejected him turned to him to lead them out of trouble. In the end he led Israel to victory over the Ammonites and remained their leader and captain.
The only thing that Jephthah did was to use his gift with God’s help to solve a problem for Israel and his story changed. The narrative was no longer that he was a son of a harlot, but rather that he was a mighty warrior that led Israel. Your seemingly insignificant gift can change your story if you use it to make a difference in the lives of others.
Life Application: Look at the ways in which you can use your gift to make a difference in the life of those around you.
Prayer: Lord, let me use my gifts and talents to bless others in Jesus name, amen.