We Are Gifted For Service

November 18, 2021

Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms. (1 Peter 4:10)

If you are a follower of Christ, you have been called to be a minister for Christ and to serve others with the gifts and talents you’ve been given. What’s more, you will maximize your fulfillment in life, your enjoyment of life, and your impact in life when you find the sweet spot of serving other people.

A disciple called Peter wrote in one of his epistles several reasons why we should not look at serving as something we have to do, but something we should want to do. Let’s look at one of those reasons right now.

One of the main reasons we should look at service as a blessing and not a requirement is that we are gifted for service. Serving is not just what you do; a servant is what you are. Serving is not just an action; it is an attitude. We all ought to have a servant’s heart, and when we do, we will have serving hands.

We all have various abilities, passions, gifts, and interests that God has given us, and we are to leverage those for the service of other people.

God never asks us to do anything without giving us both the power to do it and the equipment to do it. We hear that we have all received at least one gift, and just as a gift is to be unwrapped and used, so is your spiritual gift. God made you the way you are and gave you the gifts He did so you can accomplish what He wants you do for His kingdom by serving others.

So my prayer is that starting today, you will be mindful of the gifts God has given you and you will begin to use them for His glory as you are given the opportunity each day to do so. 

Dear Lord, thank you for the spiritual gifts you have given to me. I pray that you would give me opportunities each and every day to exercise these gifts to serve others and to point others to you. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Topics: Servanthood

Bible Reference

As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace: