Purpose of Gifts

When Paul tells Timothy to fan into flames the spiritual gift God gave him, he encourages Timothy to keep his faith ignited. Timothy did not need new gifts or revelations; he needed the courage and self-discipline to hang on to the truth and to use the gifts he had already received.

Paul tells Timothy in his first letter not to neglect his spiritual gifts and to know the Holy Spirit will give him the power he needs. Timothy’s gift was preaching. And his gifting would carry on the message of the Gospel. Paul reaffirms Timothy’s mission; “Preach the word of God. Be prepared whether the time is favorable or not. Patiently correct, rebuke, and encourage your people with good teaching.” 2Timothy 4:2.

Do you know the spiritual gifts God has given you?

Most spiritual gifts are described in Romans 12:3-8, 1 Corinthians 12:4-30 and Ephesians 4:11. Our spiritual gifts are given to us to build up the church and equip God’s people to do his work. I can tell you from experience that there is great joy and purpose in serving in your gifted area. So, don’t wait another minute; take time to discover your spiritual gifts and live glorifying God and complete fulfillment for you.

As Bob Goff says, “We won’t be distracted by comparison if we are captivated with purpose.

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