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“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 a movie. 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 various cartoons on the letters his friends sent home to their loved ones. He wanted to help them make their letters special. After he returned to civilian life, he submitted a few of them to the Saturday Evening Post. At first, they were rejected, but he refused to give up. Eventually, they became 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.”

Scripture promised us that “God has given gifts to each of you…manage them well…so His generosity can flow through you.” All of us have been given unique gifts from God and He expects us to let them “flow through us” to honor Him, and bless and serve others.

Prayer: We thank You, Father, for the gifts You have given us to use to honor You and serve others. May we use them in ways that will please You and bless others. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Scripture For Today: 1 Peter 4:10 Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms. 

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