Today's reading

We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us…. –Romans 12:6 NIV

June 12, 2023

How You're Wired - Part 2

We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us…. –Romans 12:6 NIV

God wired you a certain way and desires that you find the outlet(s) you can plug into where you can shine brighter and have a wider impact on the lives of others. If you’re an extrovert playing it safe by functioning in the role of an introvert, you’ll quickly become unfulfilled and lose your vibrant glow. If you’re an introvert functioning in an extrovert’s setting for any length of time, without appropriate times of renewal, you run the risk of burning out. It’s wise for you to allow God to lead you to the tasks He desires, according to the grace He gives you—so you won’t burn out. When you do, you’ll remain joyful and have the energy to keep shining brightly. Don’t think you are wired incorrectly simply because you don’t keep up with the busier pace of others or, conversely, because you can’t function slowly and steadily like other people do. God’s Word says, “Make it your goal to live a quiet life, minding your own business and working with your hands…” (1 Thessalonians 4:11 NLT). Regardless of temperament, when you permit God’s Holy Spirit to energize you from within, for the various things God assigns you, Christ in you will powerfully shine through you to illuminate the lives around you.

prayer focuses

Ask God for wisdom to know if you have been over- or under-extending yourself, not taking adequate time to rest in Him or not fulfilling all He is asking you to do.

Ask the Holy Spirit to give you discernment to know when to say “yes” and when to say “no” without feeling guilty.


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Barbara Alpert

Barbara is a wife, mother, and grandma who seeks to love the LORD with all her heart, soul & strength. She has authored several books for adults and children. She enjoys mentoring other writers and seeing them turn their manuscripts into published masterpieces for God's glory. She believes that every person has a God-story within them to be told and shared.