1 Corinthians 14:1 (NET)
Pursue love and be eager for the spiritual gifts, especially that you may prophesy.
Dara was disturbed that he did not have spiritual gifts like Deji his friend. He started asking the Lord why and really desiring to walk in spiritual gifts because his interaction with Deji had made him see how spiritual gifts engender fruitfulness in ministry.
As soon as Dara started becoming eager for spiritual gifts and asking the Lord for them, he realized that he too started walking in them.
His disposition towards spiritual gifts wasn’t a healthy one before he met Deji. He was raised in a church that almost despised all spiritual gifts and didn’t allow them in their services.
One thing I have noticed is that believers who despise spiritual gifts don’t walk in them. In fact, believers who are not eager for them hardly have them, no matter how spiritual and holy they are.
I believe that one reason the Corinthian Church grew so fast was because they were not lacking in spiritual gifts (1 Corinthians 1:7). Even though that church appeared to emphasize spiritual gifts much more than the fruits of the Spirit and Paul had to warn them that people who lived the way some of them were living would not inherit the kingdom of God (see 1 Corinthians 6:8-10), he still encouraged them to be eager for spiritual gifts.
Go into today remembering that those who walk in an abundance of spiritual gifts are those who are eager for them.
Prayer: Ask the Lord to help you receive and walk in your God-ordained gifts.