Living a Life Poured Out
Emptying yourself for others can be filled
Do you know what God has called you to do? What gifts and talents has He given you? And, finally, how are you using them to help others in your church, community or the world around you? No matter how you answer these questions or what you've been blessed to do, prepare yourself to go for it and live a life poured out.
Living this way is really all about letting go and letting God use you to the fullest. It's about being in the moment and allowing yourself to be open to His amazing plan for your life. And it’s about relinquishing all to do what you were created to do.
So if you the gift to write, write. If you can sing, sing. If you can lead, lead well. And if you can speak, speak with God-given confidence. The Scripture states in 1 Peter 4:10-11, “God has given each of you a gift from his great variety of spiritual gifts. Use them well to serve one another. Do you have the gift of speaking? Then speak as though God himself were speaking through you.” There you have it!
Try it. Give it all you’ve got and empty yourself so that you can be a vessel God can use in these dire times. One step in the right direction can do wonders to influence those in your sphere of influence. But if you don’t try, you’ll never know what a great difference you could have made in another’s life.
It's time to live a life poured out. In other words, it’s time to use everything you have to build up others around you and encourage them to be the best they can be. The gifts and talents built within you (and them) were never intended to be unused, buried or unnoticed. Instead, God placed them inside of each and every one of us to be poured out to benefit others and to bring glory to His name.
Life is too short. So live it out well. Pour out everything you've got to help others, so that you can leave a lasting legacy. Aim towards having others know that you impacted their lives in a way they could never have imagined had you not emptied yourself out. Consider living a life poured out today, so that others can be filled.