Do you remember in Elementary School the “gifted” classes. I had a sister who was in ALL of those classes – she graduated as Valedictorian. I’ve always admired her intelligence – and truly she is gifted. I was the chatty sister – hence I grew up to write blogs!!! Haha!
If there was a gifted class at church it would not be exclusive because God’s word says we are ALL gifted!
Romans 5:6 says “We have different gifts, according to the grace given us.” Then it goes on to list some of the gifts which include: serving, teaching, encouraging, leading, giving and mercy. (I Corinthians 12, Ephesians 4, and I Peter 4 also talk about gifts of the Spirit if you want to read further.)
These gifts are usually called “Spiritual Gifts” and they are given to us freely by God’s grace to meet the needs of the body. When we use our spiritual gifts, the body is built up, encouraged and unified.
In the past, I found myself tempted to act like I had all the gifts (this was obviously prideful – I’m being vulnerable here) – I tried to be an encourager, evangelize, teach, serve, give, administrate, and lead. Then it hit me – I was over comitted and stressed out!
I’m contibuting over at The Better Mom today – so visit me there to read how I discovered my Spiritual Gifts and how you can discover yours!