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One day I needed a flashlight to shed some light on a drip in the cabinet beneath my sink. I found a flashlight I hadn’t used in almost two years. 

I turned it on but there was no light. I shook it and then I unscrewed one end to release what were probably dead batteries. The batteries wouldn’t come out. Finally, after some effort, I shook them loose. What a mess I found! Corroded batteries with liquid acid seeping all over the mechanism – all because I hadn’t used the flashlight regularly!

Batteries are designed to be turned on, to be used, not neglected or ignored. What you and I refuse to use we will surely lose. God created each one of us to be turned on like a flashlight. 

If you’re an encourager  —  Encourage!

If you’re a listener  —  Listen!

If you’re a nurturer  —   Nurture! 

If you’re a counselor  —  Counsel!

If you’re a smiler  —  Smile!

If you’re a helper  —  Help!

If you’re a builder  —  Build!

If you’re a leader  —  Lead!

If you’re a mender  —  Mend!

YOU have been gifted by God to be a gift to the world!  Always use your gift!

All around you there are people who are hurting, people who need your love, people who need your encouragement.   Let God use your gift to bless them!

THE MEANING OF YOUR LIFE IS TO FIND YOUR GIFT FROM GOD.  THE PURPOSE OF YOUR LIFE IS TO GIVE YOUR GIFT AWAY! 

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