Give Away Your Gift
A large family gathered for a Thanksgiving dinner. Sitting around the table are a young boy and seven other family members. Each one of these family members has a particular spiritual gift. While they are eating, the young boy accidentally spills his milk. Following are the responses of each individual:
TEACHER- “If you would set your milk near your plate you would be less likely to spill it.”
SERVANT- “I will help you clean it up.”
PROPHET- “You spilled your milk because you were being careless”
ADMINISTRATOR- “Billy, get a mop. Eddie, pick up the glass. Sally, clean up the table.”
GIFT OF GIVING- “ You can have my milk.”
MERCY- “ I’m so sorry you spilled your milk. I’ll get you some more.”
ENCOURAGEMENT- “ It’s okay. It happens to all of us at one time or another.”
We all have been gifted in different ways and all are important. In our spiritual lives, we must ask the Lord to help us know our gifts and then use them for His glory.
Don’t desire someone else’s gift. Just seek to know that which you have already been given, and use that gift for God’s glory!