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To Each A Gift

Lest we forget, God equipped us with distinct spiritual gifts before we inhaled our first breath. He formed each of us in our mother’s womb, and He knows every intricate detail of our being. And, He made us to operate in a certain way, so that others will be blessed and encouraged by our contribution. So, how we are wired is God-driven and God-ordained. Maybe you are:
…an entrepreneur who knows how to execute the most remarkable plans.
…people-oriented, and you know just what to say and do to bring comfort to someone in need.
…a “behind-the-scenes” person, and you always ensure that tasks are done even if no one ever notices.
…a hospitable person who knows how to make a room inviting and brings a calmness over others.
…an amazing writer who is able to convey truths about God in ways that help others understand Him more. Read more about this here.

Did you know that everything you have and can do effortlessly is what God intends to use in you for the benefit of others? One may ask why it is always about others. Yes, I also ask myself such questions when the people I’m to serve disappoint me. But it is not about me, that’s what makes me continue in service.

God’s intention is for you and I to use the gifts and talents to the benefit of all, we read this in the book of 1 Corinthians 12.

God’s various gifts are handed out everywhere; but they all originate in God’s Spirit. God’s various ministries are carried out everywhere; but they all originate in God’s Spirit. God’s various expressions of power are in action everywhere; but God himself is behind it all. Each person is given something to do that shows who God is: Everyone gets in on it, everyone benefits. All kinds of things are handed out by the Spirit, and to all kinds of people! The variety is wonderful:
– wise counsel
– clear understanding
– simple trust
– healing the sick
– miraculous acts
– proclamation distinguishing between spirits tongues
– interpretation of tongues.
All these gifts have a common origin, but are handed out one by one by the one Spirit of God. He decides who gets what, and when. (1 Corinthians 12:4‭-‬11 MSG )

The reason why God wants us to serve others with our gifts is because we receive them freely. Do not charge someone for having benefitted from a gift God gave to you for free. Rather, use your gift so well and generously that the gift starts opening doors for you.

One thing to remember is that the gifts of God are of no repentance. We talked about this in our previous article. It is your decision to use your gifts in a manner that God desires of you, you have to make that hard and difficult choice to let God glorify Himself through your gifts. The gifts are not meant to bring you glory but to glorify God. If you can sing very well, your gift should be able to show how you can be a blessing to the society you live in.

You’re going to get better as you put your gifts into use. You cannot be a singing minister who can transform the world if all you do is sing in the bathroom. You have to get out, join that choir or group and show them what God blessed you with.

Are you wondering why your gifts haven’t started financing your life like it has done to non-believers? We are going to tackle that on our next article, stay here for more.



Published by Shem Ian

A life enthusiast with a burning desire for bettering the life of young persons; a servant of God and teller of tales.

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