1Peter4:10 As each of you has received a gift (a particular spiritual talent, a gracious divine endowment), employ it for one another as (befits) good trustees of God’s many-sided grace (faithful stewards of the extremely diverse powers and gifts granted to Christians by unmerited favor). (Amplified)
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I mentioned that one of the things God brought to my immediate attention when it came to making friends in my new town was that in order to be a friend to others I first had to be a friend to myself and in doing so I soon unearthed some talents.
What I found was that my talents drew friendships to me. When people saw me knitting they asked about it and in turn I taught a few ladies to knit and made a few friends in the process. I also started a once a month meeting of knitters and crotchets for a while in which some friendships were made deeper.
When I took up running, I soon found others that ran. It gave us something to talk about and soon friendships grew. When one close friend took up running we began a Saturday morning run ritual that has caused our friendship to become one of the deepest ones I have.
Remember a talent does not mean something you are perfect act. If you look up talent in the dictionary you will find it means “a special ability that allows someone to do something well”. What do you do “well” is a talent not what you do “perfect” because truly we can’t do a single thing perfect.
Start sharing your talents and God will bless you by bringing people to you in return who either desire to learn your talent or already share it and want to share it together.
This post is part of the New Town to Hometown series. Use the links below to dig into the series.
Part One: Becoming Friend Worthy
- It all begins with fellowship with God
- The most important lesson in friendship building
- Are you welcoming?
- Create mutual bonds (you are here)
- Meet a need and make a friend
- Don’t try to look perfect
- Not everyone is going to be your friend
Part Two: Places To Find Friends
- Start the search online
- Homeschooling groups
- Be the neighbor with the active porch swing
- Breaking the ice and setting goals
Part Three: Creating Community
Silly Stories Of My Moving Adventure
- It is going to be a long trip
- When you give a two year old a marker
- I was a soap opera star for just one day
- A sign that the long trip was about to end
- What happens when your landmarks become cornfields
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