We have different gifts, according to the grace given us. If a man’s gift is prophesying, let him use it in proportion to his faith. If it is serving, let him serve; if it is teaching, let him teach; if it is encouraging, let him encourage; if it is contributing to the needs of others, let him give generously; if it is leadership, let him govern diligently; if it is showing mercy, let him do it cheerfully. Romans 12:6-8
One thing my mother always taught be was to look for the gifts God gave me and develop those gifts as they were going to me my strengths. God has given each of us unique abilities, talents, and gifts which we are to use to serve Him and others. If we look where our strengths are, our gifts, we can find out talents. Both grow in effective use!!
These gifts are: prophecy, serving, teaching, exhorting “encouraging”, giving, leadership, showing mercy. WOW! what a powerful list of gifts. I believe our talent is Gods gift to each of us. It is through developing out spiritual gifts that we can give a gift back to God.
“Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms.” (1 Peter 4:10 NIV)
The uniqueness of each of our gifts God gave us is what makes us who we are and sets us apart from other people.
I know sometimes we wonder about our confidence and our inner being is afraid of our gifts. If we use our talents wisely without fear, God will give us more. If we use your time wisely, God will give us more time. If you use your influence wisely, God will increase your influence.
God will bless our level of faithfulness.