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Wield: have and be able to use

There’s a difference between having something, and using something. 

For instance, I have a blender, which I got to make smoothies. But I don’t use my blender much anymore. Although I’m able to use it, I don’t. It just sits in my cabinet, getting dusty, and waiting to be used.

And without realizing, we do this with many things in our lives.

We let talents sit on the backburner. Sometimes because we aren’t sure how to utilize them, or because we’re insecure about them, or maybe just because we’re too busy.

We let our giftings lay dormant and unused. Although God has blessed us with abilities to be activated and used for His glory, we don’t use them.

What about our spiritual authority? So many times we allow the enemy to have his way with us, all the while we have the authority to stop him in his tracks and put him under our feet. But we don’t.

We have these things, but we don’t use them.

So instead of just having something, why don’t we wield it? Why don’t we pick it up and put it to work? Why don’t we take it off the backburner, off the shelf, dust it off, and use it.

Let’s wield our gifts, talents, and authority, and use it for the Kingdom of God.

Are you ready to pick it up and wield it? Let’s go!

Maddisen Sauls is the smile and voice behind the Everyday Joy blog as well as the author of the Word of the Week posts and the editor of by leaps and bounds. Throughout her life, Maddisen has worked as a reporter for small town newspapers, a School Age and Preschool teacher, and has acquired her ministerial license. 

An avid book reader and lover of the written word, Maddisen is passionate about using her favorite medium to reach the lost and the hurting, and to offer encouragement and hope to those struggling through life. 

Following her battle with depression, Maddisen has made it her mission to help other people through this journey and to bring joy to the lives of the people around her. 

You can find Maddisen on Instagram @maddisen.paige

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