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How easy it is to get focused on spiritual gifts and lose sight of the whole point and purpose behind the gifts! My suggestion for those who feel uncertain what their gifts might be is found in Paul’s words, “Since you are eager for gifts of the Spirit, try to excel in those that build up the church” (1 Cor. 14:12). Look for ways to serve others. Your areas of giftedness might be where:
1) It feels like a good fit. Even if it is hard, it brings you a sense of joy and satisfaction.
2) Others tell you it’s a good fit. If you’re the only one who thinks you’re gifted in a certain area you’re probably not.
3) It is providing a needed service.
The point, however, is not to get perfectly fitted into your perfect gift! The point is to serve in ways that build others up.
Thinking about Paul’s “spiritual anatomy” class: I think this is some of the funnest stuff the Apostle ever wrote. Imagine individual body parts getting their feelings hurt, experiencing insecurities, and talking about it! I’m so thankful that my personal body parts all exist for the good of the whole. Oh, that we in the body of Christ could do the same.