(Edited: February 20th, 2021)
When we become a follower of Christ, it is important to realize God will use all parts of our lives for His good. This certainly includes who we are as a person and our natural talents.
As a Christian, we are told in the Great Commission to go to the ends of the earth preaching the gospel. But this also means wherever we go, we should be showing the light of Christ within us.
(NIV) Matthew 5:16, “In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.”
Each one of us is gifted.
What Are My Gifts?
“Well, how do I know what my gifts are?”
Many of these gifts are natural to us, though some will develop over time. Take a look at scripture for some answers.
(NIV) Romans 12:05-18, “So in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your faith;if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach; if it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead, do it diligently; if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully.”
So the gifts listed in this piece of scripture are:
There are others as well, but this is to give you a basic idea.
Many struggle wondering what their spiritual gift or calling is, and dear friends, this is nothing to fret about. The goal is that we serve God and others. We need to proclaim the Gospel truth. We need to show the love of Christ to everyone in our life. Family. Friends. Church body. Strangers. Those we work with.
I enjoy writing, for example, and through my blog, I have been able to instruct and give encouragement. Our job, church, community, and other aspects of our life will allow us to show the love of Christ in various ways to others and the body of Christ. We need to actively go out and do what God has called us to do. Love Him and love others, the two greatest commandments.
The opportunity to serve others in various ways is there. It’s not as complicated as we may think. Go to Him, and seek His will. Serve the Lord today. Serve others today. Show them the love of Christ.
~T. R. Noble
If you would like to learn about the atonement sacrifice, what Christ experienced on the cross, and how could a loving God kill His Son please see: Why Did A Loving God Kill His Son (Does God Hate?)