Our gifts and abilities often serve us well in earning an income and providing for the basic needs of our families. But often they get stuck at work – blessing others and not those in our own home. We cultivate the life of our home in part by bringing our gifts back to bless our own family.
It’s clear we were created to make an impact for good. We each have our own unique gifts and abilities to bring more life and goodness into the world. And much of our time is spent serving this purpose.
It’s part of the larger story we invite our families into. Life is not just about us and our own happiness. We are called to be a light of blessing for our neighbors and the watching world.
And, to be sure, our gifts are often a means of supporting the basic needs of our family as well. They are blessed indirectly through the funds, resources, and opportunities we bring back into the home. While all of this is true, there’s sill a need to bless our family directly through our gifts.
For instance, if we’re gifted in financial management then we bless our home by teaching them the wisdom and insights we offer to others. And if we’re a writer, then we’re intentional about offering our written words to bless each family member personally. Likewise, as an artist, we generously offer our craft for our family to enjoy to the full.
Whatever the gift, our family should not be left impoverished as we pour richly into others outside of the home. Of course, we need wisdom here and we don’t force our gifts onto anyone. But our gifts should be freely available in our own homes.
Work diligently to make an impact for good in the world. And don’t forget to bring your gifts back home to bless your own family as well.