Whatever area of weakness or difficulty you have been struggled the most with, ask the Lord to show you how to see His goodness, faithfulness and sovereignty over all of it and then ask Him to show you how He might want to bless someone through your circumstance.

I, just like you, have a few natural gifts that God uses to bless others. And it is a joy to be part of God’s plan to bless someone. But the most profound thing to me is when I watch Him reach through the “holes”, the weaknesses or disappointments in my life, to bless others. I have watched the Lord use the areas of my biggest pain and disappointment to encourage people more than the neat and tidy stuff of my life. If we lift our lack to Him, with open hands for Him to do whatever He pleases with it, it will be a sacrifice of praise.

May God grant us the vision and grace that would enable us to praise His name and character in our hardships and give most generously from our lack - then we will be people who know the secret of having thankful hearts in every circumstance.

Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 NIV

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April Motland her husband, Eric, minister at their church in New England where he is the senior pastor.  April is the founder of In His Eyes Ministries; a teaching ministry devoted to helping women see their life from God’s perspective. For more information about the ministry visit www.InHisEyesMinistries.com.

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