1 Corinthians 12:29-31, “Are all apostles? Are all prophets? Are all teachers? Are all workers of miracles? Do all have gifts of healings? Do all speak with tongues? Do all interpret? But earnestly desire the best gifts. And yet I show you a more excellent way.”
We are all talented in different ways. On a football team, not everyone could be the quarterback because then there would be no one to block for them. No wide receivers, no one to catch the ball. No running backs, no one to run the ball. Every position is important as this is a team sport. In the church, this is a team as well. All part of God’s team and we should all desire the best gift.
Are all apostles? No, of course not. Not everyone is meant to a messenger of the gospel. For some this is not their skill set. Not their gift. Are all prophets? No. Not all can prophesy or receives what will happen from God. Some will for sure, but not all. Definitely not all are teachers, workers of miracles, healers, speakers of tongues, or interpreters. There is one thing that is for sure. Everyone is something. They may be one of these or have multiple of these. They may have none of these and have something else they are gifted at.
Whatever we are good at, we need to desire the best gifts. What is the best gift? That will depend on the person. If you are good at helping others learn, you could be an excellent teacher. If you love to travel, you could be an apostle that takes the Word to many other places. Healings from those that are more medically inclined. Tongues for those that are given it. The gift that you have is from God and it is whatever God wants you to have.
God wants to show us an excellent way to use our gifts. If you are not the best public speaker, God could still use you for it. In the end, it is about God and what He wants so He will give the words to say and the courage to say them. We should never tell God what we can do. God already knows what we can and cannot do. He makes a way for us to accomplish His will every day. We need to desire the best gift and God will take that gift and magnify it. God will take the little that we can do and multiply it. We need to be pliable so that God can mold us into what He wants. We are His and we should use our gifts always.
Thank You for the gifts that You give. You know us and You know what we need. Even if You give us something that we do not know, You are there for us. You help us and do not leave us. We are capable of so much when you are in it. You take our talents and gifts and work them to Your honor and glory. It is not about us; it is all about You. Your kingdom above all others. You above all others. You are God. You are the giver of gifts. Help us use these gifts for You.
In Your name we pray,