If anyone ministers, let him do it as with the ability which God supplies, that in all things God may be glorified through Christ Jesus.
— 1 Peter 4:11
In Max Lucado’s book, Cure for the Common Life, he titled the first chapter Your Sweet Spot. It is an interesting title. What is a sweet spot? If you have ever played golf or baseball, you know. When you swing a golf club or a bat and make contact with the ball right on the spot where it was designed to most effectively strike the ball, it is an awesome feeling. The ball leaps off the club or bat and flies high, long and true. There is power in the sweet spot.
The first chapter in Lucado’s book talks about the fact that what engineers gave to sports equipment, our God gives to us. We have a region, a zone, abilities, an assignment, where we were made to dwell. In 1 Corinthians 12, we find that God gives different gifts to his children. But all of the gifts are from the same God. We do not all have the same God-given sweet spot. Many times we are less effective as God’s people than we could be, because we try to use other peoples gifts. We try to swing the set of golf clubs God gave to someone else. Let’s try not to focus on what others want us to be and do. Focus on the gifts and strengths God gave us to use for his glory.
Contrary to what some in the world might tell you, you cannot be anything you want to be. But you can be everything that God wants you to be.
There is power in the sweet spot. You have one. God gave it to you. Find it and live from there to bring honor to our God.