“There are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit.”
1 Corinthians 12:4
I L.O.V.E. to sing. However, God did not bless me with that gift. I admit I even became jealous of Hilarie during church one Sunday she sat nearby and I heard her beautiful voice! It just wasn’t fair!!
I was not blessed with the gift of “art.” I can barely draw stick people. My students always cracked up when I drew the life cycle of a frog for them. Not a pretty sight!
God has blessed with me the gift of teaching. I’ve used that gift to serve Him by becoming a school teacher, teaching our adult Sunday school class, the kindergarten class, and two different VBS classes. I love teaching. I learn so much!
God has also blessed me with the gift of planning. I’ve been able to help in organizing our annual block party at church. It is always such a great event (not because of me, but because of the fun the kids and families have).
I’d like to think that God has blessed me with the gift of writing and encouragement.
I have found that I can’t be like Hilarie. I can’t sing like Leslie. I can’t play instruments like Leslie. I can’t do a lot of things because God didn’t give me those gifts.
Using our gifts remind me of the Casting Crowns song If We are the Body. Think about. If we are blessed with these diverse gifts of the same Spirit, why is the world in the shape it is? Are all the teachers teaching? Are all the singers singing? Are all the preachers preaching? Are all the encouragers encouraging? Are will doing what God has called us to do?
If we ALL used our God given gifts for Him, we could change the world. We could serve Him in so many wonderful ways.
I thank God for the gifts He has given me and I pray that I will use them to serve and honor Him while being a blessing to others.