What Does God Want You To Do With Your Gift?
• God wants you to discover them! “Now concerning what comes from the Spirit: brothers, I do not want you to be unaware (ignorant) …” (1 Corinthians 12:1)
• God wants you to develop them. “Do not neglect the gift that is in you; it was given to you through prophecy, with the laying on of hands by the council of elders.” (1 Timothy 4:14)
“Therefore, I remind you to keep ablaze the gift of God that is in you through the laying on of my hands.” (2 Timothy 1:6)
• God wants you to use them. “Based on the gift each one has received, use it to serve others, as good managers of the varied grace of God.” (1 Peter 4:10)
“In this regard, it is expected of managers (stewards) that each one of them be found faithful.” (1 Corinthians 4:2 clarification added)
“The One who descended is also the One who ascended far above all the heavens, that He might fill all things. And He personally gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, some pastors and teachers …” (Ephesians 4:10-11)