It is unfortunate that some people think they have no gifts at all and may feel they have nothing to contribute. Scripture refutes this idea. Spiritual gifts come from the Holy Spirit, and every believer receives at least one (see 1 Peter 4:10). Some people have gifts that are frequently used “behind the scenes,” so they may not consider these gifts to be significant; yet, without them, various efforts fail for lack of precisely this kind of support.
—Christine Harman, For the Common Good: Discovering and Using Your Spiritual Gifts (Discipleship Resources, 2021)
Who could you encourage by reminding them that “behind the scenes” gifts are significant? Join the conversation.
Indeed, the body does not consist of one member but of many. If the foot would say, “Because I am not a hand, I do not belong to the body,” that would not make it any less a part of the body.
—1 Corinthians 12:14-15, NRSV
Prayer for the Week
Give me knowledge and insight that will help me make the right choices in my life. Amen.
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You are beloved, and you are gifted. Rediscovering Our Spiritual Gifts: Building Up the Body of Christ Through the Gifts of the Spirit will help you discover the particular gifts the Holy Spirit has given you and challenges you to use. A “Grace Gifts Inventory” is included in the book to help you identify and apply the spiritual gifts in your life.
(Courtesy of Vanderbilt Divinity Library)
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