“We all have different gifts, each of which came because of the grace God gave us. The person who has the gift of prophecy should use that gift in agreement with the faith. Anyone who has the gift of serving should serve. Anyone who has the gift of teaching should teach. Whoever has the gift of encouraging others should encourage. Whoever has the gift of giving to others should give freely. Anyone who has the gift of being a leader should try hard when he leads. Whoever has the gift of showing mercy to others should do so with joy.” -Romans 12:6-8
We all are good at something. It could be encouraging others, teaching, showing compassion to others who are difficult to love, or having the ability to sing and play an instrument. All these abilities are spiritual gifts from God. He provides everyone with some type of spiritual gift. He gives different gifts to people so they can serve others, to accomplish His will, and to bring Him glory. People will see what others do and how they use their spiritual gifts and will give praise to God (1 Peter 4:10-11, 1 Corinthians 12: 4-7).
Spiritual gifts are given and empowered by God so we cannot boast or brag about ourselves. We cannot do what we do without Him. Anyone who uses their spiritual gifts should do it humbly and recognize that their gifts are from God so the glory will go to Him and not to us (1 Corinthians 12:4-7, 1 Peter 4:10-11).
Not everyone has the same spiritual gifts or talents. We should not compare our gifts to each other. God will still use each of our unique abilities for His glory to help His kingdom grow (1 Corinthians 12:8-11). The truth is God does not really need our help to do anything. All that we are able to accomplish is all possible by God’s grace.
Prayer of the day:
Dear heavenly Father,
Thank you for providing us with spiritual gifts. Your gifts will help us to serve others, to expand Your kingdom, and to accomplish Your will. You do not need our help but are willing to provide us with gifts because You are full of grace. Please help us to remain humble and help us to remember that we cannot do anything without You. Let us serve others with our gifts with joy. In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen!