What do you know of the Holy Spirit? Do you know he is at work every moment of every day? Do you know he distributes gifts to each person? Have you taken an inventory of the gifts you have been blessed with?
The Holy Spirit is a master planner. He distributes gifts to people to enable them to carry out God’s plan. How does he know what gifts to give to whom? He is God, just as the Father and the Son are God. He knows the plan.
God has gifted each church with the gifts it needs to carry his plan for that specific church. He has gifted this church with the right people who have the right gifts to do his work here and now. Are we putting his gifts to work in the best way possible to carry out his plan?
We must also remember that God may bless a person with additional gifts as they mature. So, our gifts may change over time to best fit our situation and what God wants us to do. That applies to us as individuals and as the church.
Since the Holy Spirit is continually at work, should we not be listening for his call and following his lead into the work God wants us to carry out? We may be called to be a leader or a server. We may be called to be a teacher or a helper. But make no mistake about it…we are all called to do something in God’s service.
I pray we all hear the call of God. I pray we survey our gifts and put them to use in God’s service. I pray each one of us seeks to use our gifts in the best way possible. Seek to know your gifts. Determine how they fit in the church. Know that God has blessed you. Listen for the Spirit. Carry out God’s plan.
1 Corinthians 12:4-6 There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit distributes them. There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. There are different kinds of working, but in all of them and in everyone it is the same God at work.