Are all apostles? Are all prophets? Are all teachers? Do all work miracles?
Do all have gifts of healing? Do all speak in tongues? Do all interpret? But eagerly desire the greater gifts.
1 Corinthians 12:30-31
That last part-but eagerly desire the greater gifts- that was me for sure! The Corinthians were seeking status through the gifts that they thought were most important. But Paul was explaining that all the gifts are important and all serve a purpose. I Corinthians 12 is a good section. I shouldn't just pull that one part because it's hard to describe.
So I thank God for giving me the gift of making things and I pray that I am able to use this gift to help serve others. So if you are thinking that the gifts you have aren't all that special or significant, think again. And if you're not sure what your gifts are pray that God will reveal them to you.
For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith-and this not from yourselves,
it is the gift of God-not by works, so that no one can boast. For we are God's workmanship,
created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
Ok, one last rambling here. You might be familiar with v. 8 and 9. I memorized them, but can't believe I didn't memorize verse 10. God prepared ahead of time for us to do good works. Isn't that cool. So I'm working on adding that last part to my memory.
So I must say. I feel all preachy, and not so comfortable doing so. I don't want to be all-"look at what I know, listen to me." But this has been on my heart lately and I just wanted to share it, hoping that God will work in your hearts to feel more confident in the gifts He's given you and the work He's called you to do.