Which Hat Are You Wearing Today?

November 14, 2023

Which Hat Are You Wearing Today?

My mom was having trouble with a 38-year-old refrigerator so I got her one to replace it. I ran into a snag hooking up the ice maker. So she called a man in her church who is a jack of all trades guy to help hook up the ice maker. He came to fix the problem and she asked him, ‘What hat are you wearing today?” She was meaning what will you be working on today?

The man is very talented in fixing almost anything. He does some farming and fixes all his equipment. He can work on appliances and home repair. That day that he worked on mom’s ice maker he was also going to cut some grass, change some light bulbs, and do some cleaning at the church. So he wears many “hats” in all of the different areas that God has blessed him with the talents to do things that need to be done.

The Bible reminds us in I Corinthians 10: 33 to “Do all that we do for the glory of God” This passage reminds us that God has given each one of us talents and gifts to use (Not for our glory) but for HIS glory and honor. Some people have many talents and others only have a few. The questions are: “Are you putting on the hat(s) that represents your talent(s)? Or are you letting the hat(s) hang on the hat rack and not doing all that God has called, empowered, and equipped you to do?

Some very talented people have their reasons (excuses) for not putting on the hats that God has given them. I won’t try to list all of the reasons, (excuses) but I will say that most of them sound petty and lame. Did you know that not doing what God has called you to do is a sin? In James 4:17 the Bible says, “If anyone, then, knows the good that they should do and doesn’t do it, it is sin for them.” So it is time for us to take our hat for that situation off of the hat rack and get busy doing what God calls us to.

God knew exactly which hats were best for you and which tasks that you would need that hat for. He will never call you to do a task that you can’t handle with His help. It doesn’t matter if you have one hat or 10 hats. Take that hat for that task and be faithful to wear it and let God work through you for His glory.

In love with Jesus – Gary Mimbs

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