Discovering Your Gifts
           
    "Now go; I will help you speak and will teach you what to say." But Moses said, "O Lord, please send someone
    else to do it."  Exodus 4:12-13

    "But as for me and my household, we will serve the LORD." Joshua 24:15

    "I will point out the road that you should follow."  Psalm 32: 8        

    "Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart."  Psalm 37: 4

    "The Lord watches over you -- the Lord is your shade at your right hand; the sun will not harm you by day, nor
    the moon by night."  Psalm 121:5 -6

    "The Lord will fulfill his purpose for me." Psalm 138: 8

    "In his heart a man plans his course, but the LORD determines his steps." Proverbs 16:9

    "Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, 'Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?' And I said, 'Here am I.
    Send me!'" Isaiah 6:8          

    "Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart." Jeremiah 1: 5

    “For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to
    give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You
    will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. I will be found by you," declares the LORD.  
    Jeremiah 29: 11-14

    "Watch and be utterly amazed.  For I am going to do something in your days that you would not believe, even if
    you were told."  Habakkuk 1: 5
           
    "Let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven."
    Matthew 5:16

    "Freely you have received, freely give."  Matthew 10:8

    "See to it, then, that the light within you is not darkness."  Luke 11: 35

    "From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted
    with much, much more will be asked."  Luke 12:48

    "The Spirit helps us in our weakness.  We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself
    intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express."  Romans 8: 26

    "For God's gifts and his call are irrevocable." Romans 11:29

    "God has given each of us the ability to do certain things well. So if God has given you the ability to prophesy,
    speak out when you have faith that God is speaking through you. If your gift is that of serving others, serve
    them well. If you are a teacher, do a good job of teaching. If your gift is to encourage others, do it! If you have
    money, share it generously. If God has given you leadership ability, take the responsibility seriously. And if you
    have a gift for showing kindness to others, do it gladly. "  Romans 12: 4-6
           
    "There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit. There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord.
    There are different kinds of working, but the same God works all of them in all men." 1 Corinthians 12:4-6

    "Live as children of light (for the fruit of the light consists in all goodness, righteousness and truth) and find out
    what pleases the Lord."  Ephesians 5:8-10
            
    "Be very careful, then, how you live--not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity."
    Ephesians 5:15-16
                   
    "Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not
    change like shifting shadows."  James 1: 17

    "Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God's grace in its
    various forms."  1 Peter 4:10


                                                Perseverance & Waiting for Direction

    "Be strong and do the work."  1 Chronicles 28: 10

    "For God does speak--now one way, now another--though man may not perceive it." Job 33:14         

    "Test me, O LORD, and try me, examine my heart and my mind; for your love is ever before me, and I walk
    continually in your truth."  Psalm 26:2-3

    "Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for Him . . . Do not fret—it only causes harm." Psalm 37: 7, 8         

    "I waited patiently for the LORD; he turned to me and heard my cry." Psalm 40: 1        

    "Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge
    him, and he will make your paths straight."  Proverbs 3:5-6          

    "All a man's ways seem innocent to him, but motives are weighed by the LORD.  Commit to the LORD whatever
    you do, and your plans will succeed."  Proverbs 16:2-3

    "If you are too lazy to plow, don't expect a harvest."  Proverbs 20: 4

    "Before they call I will answer; while they are still speaking I will hear."  Isaiah 65: 24

    "Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know." Jeremiah 33:3

    "But as for me, I watch in hope for the LORD, I wait for God my Savior; my God will hear me." Micah 7: 7

    "But these things I plan won't happen right away.  Slowly, steadily, surely, the time approaches when the vision
    will be fulfilled.  If it seems slow, wait patiently, for it will surely take place.  It will not be delayed."  Habakkuk 2: 3

    "But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well."  
    Matthew 6: 33

    "Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you." Matthew 7: 7

    "What I tell you in the dark, speak in the daylight; what is whispered in your ear, proclaim from the roofs."  
    Matthew 10:27

    "If you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there' and it
    will move. Nothing will be impossible for you." Matthew 17:20

    "Whoever can be trusted with little can also be trusted with much." Luke 16:10

    "But we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance,
    character; and character, hope. And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into
    our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us."  Romans 5:3-5

    "I can do everything through him who gives me strength."  Philippians 4:13

    "Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at
    work within us,  to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever!"  
    Ephesians 3:20-21

    "The one who calls you is faithful and he will do it."  1 Thessalonians 5: 24

    "Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful."  Hebrews 10:23

    "Faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see."  Hebrews 11:1         

    "Let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us." Hebrews 12:1

    "If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be
    given to him. But when he asks, he must believe and not doubt, because he who doubts is like a wave of the
    sea, blown and tossed by the wind."  James 1: 5-6

    "So, because you are lukewarm—neither hot nor cold—I am about to spit you out of my mouth."  
    Revelations 3:16