If You Have Christ, You Have A Gift

Zig Ziglar said, “You are the only person on earth who can use your ability.” God gives to each member of the church certain spiritual gifts for that person to use to build up the church. Spiritual gifts are not things you must spend your whole life in search of. That would defeat the purpose of having gifts. No, God wants everyone to receive their spiritual gifts as soon as possible. That gives you more time to use your gifts for the building up of the church. You may receive more gifts from the Spirit as you follow Christ, but the gifts you receive are not to be kept to yourself. Gifts are to be used for the good of the church.

Every church should desire the full expression of every gift each member has in such an effective way that the church will be blessed by the gifts God gives. No member should hide a gift received from God, but make the gift available for use. The leadership of the church should help direct the exercise of any gift in such a way as to be most beneficial for the building of the church. What are your gifts? Find them. Use them. Be a blessing to us all.-- Ben