Whatever gifts and talents that the Lord has given to us, individually, will surely open doors and opportunities for us. It is up to us to use these opportunities in service of God and of His Kingdom.
Let’s turn to the Bible:
A man’s gift makes room for him and brings him before great men. (Pro 18:16 NASB)
Your talents will bring you before “great” men. What does that mean? It can mean that our talents and skills open opportunities for us with people who are:
- Eminent in their field.
- Skillful or talented, or
A present is a precious stone in the eyes of its possessor; wherever he turns, he prospers. (Pro 17:8 NKJV)
An ability to make wise investments will certainly bring a person to the attention of many. A proficiency with mathematics or statistics will open a multitude of opportunities to an individual. An aptitude for remembering facts and a competence in using those facts to advantage is another skill that will take a person to great heights. These are the types and kinds of “gifts” or “presents” referred to in this verse of the Bible.
And now this present which your maidservant has brought to my lord, let it be given to the young men who follow my lord. (1 Sam 25:27 NKJV)
Even a physical gift can be used wisely to give a person an advantage in a situation. We are called to pray about our gifts and talents and to use them to the best use of the Kingdom of God. Along the way, don’t be surprised if the Lord blesses you with prosperity and favor, as well! Have a blessed day!
Each and every believer has been given gifts from God. The Lord gives us the grace that we need in order to use each of these gifts. Gifts are given to us for the advantage and the salvation of other people which is why it’s so crucial that we USE the gifts that God has given to us.
. . . for to one is given the word of wisdom through the Spirit, to another the word of knowledge through the same Spirit, 9 to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healings by the same Spirit, 10 to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another discerning of spirits, to another different kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues. 11 But one and the same Spirit works all these things, distributing to each one individually as He wills. (1 Cor 12:8-11)
There are various gifts, but they all come from one God (our Father), one Lord (Jesus), and one Spirit (the Holy Spirit). God is the giver of all spiritual blessings. If we have any knowledge of the truth, or any ability to make it known, we must give all of the glory to God.
Whatever gifts that God wanted each one of us to have were the ones that He bestowed upon us. As we mature in the life of faith, He may give us additional gifts.
The purpose for giving the church the gift of prophecy was to edify (build up), exhort (encourage) and to comfort the church. (1 Cor 14:3) We’re also to use our various, individual gifts to equip the saints for the work of the ministry. (Eph 4:12)
In unity and dependence upon one another, we are taught to speak the truth in love and thus, we will mature into the full stature of Christ. (Eph 4:13) Hallelujah!