Let Us Use Them – Romans 12:5
There is not one person in the Body of Christ without some God given gift to share. For some reason, this is not a well known fact. Well, maybe in theory it is known but in practice it is not really believed by all.
I have a gift? Moi? No, not really, I don’t have any gifts. End of story. It would be like an organ in our body saying; “I’m useless; I just sit here quietly and do my own thing and all the other organs work around me.” Actually, when the body takes that attitude we call it “disease.”
The Bible says this: “So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and individually members of one another. Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, let us use them.”(Romans 12:5-6)
So I say, are you using your gifts? Please use your gifts – they are so needed! If your gift is small it can become larger with use. You know that muscles expand with use; practicing a musical instrument brings improvement; working the garden yields growth. Un-used, your gift may seem puny, but in use, it will produce a huge harvest.
If you somehow feel inadequate or feel your gift is insignificant you are no different than everyone else before they launched into the work of the kingdom. Only Christ who is our head is perfectly adequate and magnificently significant. Yet he passed out gifts to all of us, every single one. Let us use them.