gifts and talents

      The more I see gifts and talents as mine (or yours), the less I enjoy them. Seeing them as gracious loans instead frees me to delight (in mine and yours).  

“Our gifts and talents . . . should be recognized for what they are, God’s loan to us, and should never be considered in any sense our own.” A. W. Tozer

“What do you have that you did not receive [as a gift]? And if you did receive it [as a gift], why do you boast. . . ?” 1 Corinthians 4:7