Summary: We were endowed with gifts. However, the intent of the gift is not to bless us alone. The intent of the gift is to liberally use that gift to serve someone else.
1 Peter 4:10 says “Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms.” In the Upside-Down Kingdom of God, our gifts are for the giving. We were endowed with gifts. However, the intent of the gift is not to bless us alone. The intent of the gift is to liberally use that gift to serve someone else.
Do you have a gift? If you are a child of God, you certainly do. God has bestowed at least one spiritual gift to each of His children. His gifts are rather varied, though, aren’t they? It sure seems that some people have received a cornucopia of gifts, while others received fewer. The name of the game is to recognize the gifts you have and not fret about the ones you lack. Are you resentful of the gifts of others? Longing for gifts you don’t have is a futile waste. Regardless of the number or even quality of the gifts given, they all were given for one purpose: to serve others.
Thank you for using YOUR gifts. You received them from Him. You are using them for Him. First, do you know your gifts? Second, are there people around you who need your gift today? Third, can you spot someone else’s gift today and thank them for it?