Romans12:7-8 (NET) If it is service, he must serve; if it is teaching, he must teach; 8 if it is exhortation, he must exhort; if it is contributing, he must do so with sincerity; if it is leadership, he must do so with diligence; if it is showing mercy, he must do so with cheerfulness.
Dan was anointed by God to teach, he also had the gift of leadership. Seven years had gone by and Dan never really consciously utilized any of these gifts in the service of the Lord. His excuse was that his job was very demanding and there was no ministry platform available for him to express his gifts.
One very sad thing I have come to discover is that there are many Christians like Dan who do not use their spiritual gifts. There are a number of reasons why this can happen, but those reasons only exist because many times we think using our gifts is a luxury we can chose not to accept.
We see in today’s Bible text that if a person has the gift of teaching (for example), ‘HE MUST TEACH’. That is God’s ordinance and it hasn’t changed today, regardless of your job or how busy you think you are.
You see, Jesus did not resurrect and ascend on high to give us His priceless gifts just for us to do nothing with them. He gave us His gifts for us to consciously use in the work of advancing God’s kingdom.
Go into today determined to be a faithful steward of all the gifts Christ has so graciously lavished upon you. Don’t forget that the day is coming when you will stand before Him to give account for how you used the gifts He has given you.
Prayer: Lord Jesus, please help me and teach me to use my gifts according to your will. Amen.
—Abraham Damilola Arigi
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