God has made us all special, with different traits, personalities, tastes, and with unique gifts. We all have been given spiritual gifts by God’s grace towards us. We don’t get to pick and choose what gifts we are given. In fact, the Bible says:
“It is the one and only Holy Spirit who distributes these gifts. He alone decides which gift each person should have.” (1 Corinthians 12:11).
Devotion: Spiritual Gifts
Time discovering and developing our gifts is very important to the kingdom of God. Keep in mind that our gifts are not meant to be used for personal benefit, but rather to benefit (bless) other people. In turn, the gifts of others are used to bless you! God loves his children working together and building a community through fellowshipping with one another.
“A spiritual gift is given to each of us as a means of helping the entire church” (1 Corinthians 12:7, NLT).
When we don’t fully use the gifts that have been given to us, we disservice others; when others don’t fully use the gifts they’ve been given, they disservice us. It’s vital to take time to not only discover, but to fully utilize your unique gifts in order to bless others each day! Time in prayer will allow God to reveal what special gifts He has placed inside of you.
Additional Verses About Spiritual Gifts:
“Christ has generously divided out his gifts to us.” (Ephesians 4:7)
“Whoever does not have the Spirit cannot receive the gifts that come from God’s Spirit.” (1 Corinthians 2:14)
“God, You have given us all unique gifts. Open my eyes to what gifts I have and then teach me how to use those gifts to bless others in my life. “
Wishing you all a great week,