“Though I speak with the languages of men and of angels, and have not love, I am becoming as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.
And though I have the gifts of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that could remove mountains, and have not love, I am nothing.
And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not love, it profiteth me nothing…”
And then he speaks to the Romans in Chapter 12, verses 6-8
“Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given us, whether prophecy, let us prophesy according to the proportion of faith;
Or ministry, let us wait on our ministering; or he that teacheth, on teaching;
Or he that exhorteth, on exhortation; he that giveth, let him do it with simplicity; he that ruleth, with diligence; he that sheweth mercy, with cheerfulness;”
I’ve been reading through these verses recently, getting ready for two speaking engagements I have coming up in late October and early November.
Having said that, I am NOT gifted with public speaking abilities. However, when given the opportunity to share my books and what God has done for me through my spiritual gifts, I find it hard to turn away the chance to tell others.
I firmly believe God gives us all a particular gift — something that only we can do for Him, in that special way — to be used for His Glory.
Maybe yours is a musical ability, or the gift of hospitality. Perhaps you have the ability to sew, crochet, or knit–or can draw or paint.
Not all of us are capable of being teachers or preachers, but I have a great deal of admiration for those who can.
Regardless of whatever your gift is, I encourage you to find it and use it to the glory of God. He’s the one who gave it to you in the first place.
And He expects us to use it ‘in love’ to further His Kingdom.
God bless you on your journey!