Has God gifted you with talents like baking, photography and video creation or with special abilities like critical thinking, negotiation skills and leadership?
But does your reality represent a depressing valley filled with your dead or drying talents?
If it does, learn how to maximize your potential from Ezekiel when God took him to a valley which was filled with many dead and dry bones which had the potential to become a large army.
God asked Ezekiel, "Can these dead and dry bones live?" (Ezekiel 37:3) and he wisely answered, "O God, You know." (Ezekiel 37:3)
God then showed him how to transform the collection of dead bones into a mighty army by instructing him to, "Prophesy to these bones." (Ezekiel 37:3)
Therefore understand that you must speak to your dead or drying talents because The tongue has the power of life and death. (Proverbs 18:21)
As you speak to your dead or drying talents, ensure that you use scriptures because The word of God ... is the sword of the spirit (Ephesians 6:17) and Ezekiel was told to tell the dry bones, "O dry bones hear the word of the Lord!" (Ezekiel 37:4)
Ezekiel was told to tell the dead, dry bones, "I will attach sinews to you and put muscles on you, cover you with skin and put breath in you and you shall live" (Ezekiel 37:6)
These sinews represent connections, the muscles represent the power that moves the bones, the skin represent's God's protection and the breath represents the Holy Spirit.
He is giving me power to use my talents constructively.
He is covering me with His protection and He is breathing His Holy Spirit in me and my talents." (Ezekiel 37:6)
You can also go through your Bible and find other scriptures that you can say as Christian affirmations over your dead or drying talents like the following:
A person's gift makes room for them and brings them before great people. (Proverbs 18:16)
Having gifts which differ according to the grace that has been given to us, let us use them. (Romans 12:6)
As each one has received a gift, they should use it to minister to one another as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. (1 Peter 4:10)
I will not neglect the gift which has been given to me. (Adapted 1 Timothy 4:14)
I will stir up the gift of God which is in me. (Adapted 2 Timothy 1:6)
To do this, look out for the people and events coming your way where you can show case your talents and special abilities. In addition, watch out for opportunities where you can gain more power by getting more money or knowledge to enhance your gifts and talents. As God to inspire you through His Holy Spirit so that you can develop new ways of using your gifts to serve Him.
I will let my light shine before people so that they may see my good works and glorify my Father in heaven. (Adapted Matthew 5:16)
I am God's masterpiece created in Christ to do good works which God prepared for me. (Adapted Ephesians 2:10)
It is required of stewards that they be found faithful. (1 Corinthians 4:2)
I will be a good and faithful servant (Matthew 25:21) of God.
I will not grow weary in doing good because in due season I shall reap. (Adapted Galatians 6:9)
In all labor there is profit. (Proverbs 14:23)
I am confident that He Who has begun a good work in me will complete it. (Adapted Philippians 1:6)
God is establishing the work of my hand. Yes, He is establishing the work of my hands. (Adapted Psalm 90)
God is perfecting that which concerns me. (Adapted Psalm 138:8)
God will give me success. (Adapted Nehemiah 2:20)
As you continue prophesying, begin working by using them as you believe that they can rise up and become a mighty army because With God all things are possible. (Matthew 19:26)