Each of you has been blessed with one of God's many wonderful gifts to be used in the service of others. So use your gift well. If you have the gift of speaking, preach God's message. If you have the gift of helping others, do it with the strength that God supplies. Everything should be done in a way that will bring honor to God because of Jesus Christ, who is glorious and powerful forever. Amen.
1 Peter 4:10-11
If you are a follower of Jesus Christ, God has given you a gift! Someone might say “I am not gifted like other people!” That is certainly true. You are specially gifted by God to do His will in the world around you.
The gift that God has given you enables you to serve other people.
But the gift that you have is like a Christmas gift that needs batteries to work! Christmas morning without enough batteries to power everything can be really disappointing. That special toy which is supposed to accomplish all kinds of tasks just sits on the floor, motionless! But when you put the battery in the gift it fulfills all the promise you expected.
God, Himself through the power of the Holy Spirit is how your “Gift” works! “The strength that God supplies” is the key to serving others. The “power cell” of God’s Spirit fills your gift with all the energy you need to accomplish the Will of God in your life.
Remember, the Battery of the Holy Spirit never runs down or needs recharging!
“Lord Jesus, thank You for the Gift that You have given me, and for the Power to make it work! Praise Your Holy and Righteous Name now and forever, Amen!”