Who doesn’t enjoy receiving unexpected gifts? Sure there are certain occasions such as birthdays and Christmas were a gift is customary. But customary does not mean the giver is obligated. During last Christmas season I received an unexpected gift card. I was delighted to know the person had thought enough of me to extend an unwarranted gift to me. But would you believe that despite how happy I was at receiving the gift, I have yet to take the time to use my gift card?
As I thought about that plastic card neatly tucked into the side of my purse, I couldn’t help but wonder how many other gifts have been extended to me but I have failed to redeem. No I am talking about those easily recognizable gifts that money can buy. Instead my mind reflects upon the ultimate gift-giver—God and his precious gifts he bestows. The giver has already done their part; it’s up to me to enjoy what has been given.
Am I redeeming the gift of time?
Am I making proper use of the gift of influence?
Am I relishing in the gift of His love?
Am I accepting His gift of grace and mercy?
Linking up with 5-Minute Friday
- Creative Gift Cards (thecreativeconsultant.wordpress.com)
- UpLIFTing GIFTing ~ Re-Gifting: Passing Along His Blessings… (upliftingwordsonline.com)