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Tithe Your Talents

In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in Heaven.  Matthew 5:16 NIV

For a while one morning, I mentored a graduate I had tutored.

I advised her to project a vision of herself at the end of the year. She wanted to work for herself and develop her business by gaining more clients. Her goal would be difficult during a pandemic economy, where people were reining in spending.

After our coffee, I thought about my vision. I am retired, just not tired. I project myself as a writer of blogs and a Christian devotion author from the land of Down Under. So, I must practice, submit articles, and let any talent I have for writing shine God’s light across the veil to websites. This way, I can glorify the Lord in heaven while on earth.

Doing this is one way I interpret Jesus’ instruction to let my light shine. We all have our distinct talents. Everyone, especially believers, can project a vision for themselves. We can tithe our talents to light up our loved ones, ourselves, and our faith community.

We can reach out to those who may not believe by sharing the light of true love and blessings. They might turn to God. The task I gave my graduate was a good exercise: projecting a vision of ourselves, acknowledging our talents, tithing our light, and sharing God’s great glory. I believe the best of humanity is yet to be if we would all believe.

What are some ways you can tithe your talents?

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Julie Grenness

Julie Grenness is a former teacher and catechist who is now a writer of many online articles, mainly for baby boomers. She is also a caregiver for a geriatric and a part-time tutor and mentor of young Australians from many lands. She aims to be a woman of God and to walk humbly in the path of Jesus.