I long to see you so that I may impart to you some spiritual gift to make you strong— that is, that you and I may be mutually encouraged by each other’s faith. (Romans 1:11-12 NIV)
God has given you gifts to make you strong and to make others strong through you.
And vise versa- you are strengthened when other’s use the spiritual gifts God gives them to encourage and bless you.
A spiritual gift is given to each of us so we can help each other. (1 Corinthians 12:7 NLT)
When you operate in those gifts- it gives you strength.
When you don’t operate in the spiritual gifts God has given you- do you get weak?
Yes. Yes, you do.
What has God gifted you with?
“In his grace, God has given us different gifts for doing certain things well.
So if God has given you the ability to prophesy, speak out with as much faith as God has given you.
If your gift is serving others, serve them well. If you are a teacher, teach well.
If your gift is to encourage others, be encouraging.
If it is giving, give generously.
If God has given you leadership ability, take the responsibility seriously.
And if you have a gift for showing kindness to others, do it gladly. (Romans 12:6-8 NLT)
When you are not operating in the gifts God has given you- other’s are missing out and you are getting spiritually weaker.
What do you need to do to make it a priority to operate in your gift?
If God has given it to you, He has a way for you to use it but it is up to you to make it a priority.
Find a way to serve, teach, give, encourage or lead- it doesn’t matter how big or small- it will bless you and bless others.
It is strengthen you and strengthen other’s.
Are you feeling weak?