The Old Testament tells the story of Esther, a Hebrew woman who became queen and rescued her people. She had three assets that God gave her to fulfill her destiny. She was intelligent, physically attractive, and had an engaging personality. Because of these qualities, “Esther won the favor of everyone who saw her. She won the king’s favor and approval more than any of the other virgins. So he set a royal crown on her head and made her queen” (Esther 2:15-17).
God gave Esther specific gifts for a purpose. In the same way, God has given you gifts for a purpose. And just like Esther, you have a responsibility to be a good steward of those gifts – not for selfish uses but for the good of others.
Consider three questions today:
- How has God gifted me?
- How can I use these gifts to bless others?
- How can my gifts help me in recovery?
Recovery Step: Identify at least one gift or ability God has given you, which you can use to bless someone else.