In your own words, what kind of gifts that pops-out on your mind? Maybe some of you will come-up with these:
But sometimes, when we look to ourselves, we think that we don’t have those kinds of gifts. As we’re thinking about it, we were starting to live in obscurity. We think that we are worthless because we don’t have that. We started to complain to God and we say: Lord, bakit naman niyo ko ginawang walang gift.
Haven’t you experienced that? Don’t worry, I have a Good News. First, I have a trivia for all of you:
Do you know that the nation of The Democratic Republic of the Congo in Africa is one of the poorest nations on Earth. But, it was widely considered to be the richest country in the world regarding natural resources; its untapped deposits of raw minerals are estimated to be worth in excess of US$ 24 TRILLION! This is the equivalent of the GDP of the United States of America and Europe combined.
So, what’s the connection?
The same thing with The Democratic Republic of the Congo, we too have a hidden gifts. Maybe its not the things that I’ve mentioned a while, but you have a hidden gift! Sometimes, the things that you don’t consider as a gift, but some times, you will realize that those are already a gift from God. Seems so awkward, isn’t it? But those gifts are going to use for the glory of God.
For example, sometimes I make people smile because of my crazy antics. It doesn’t make sense, right? But I realize that those crazy antics (Or should I say KATOYOAN SA UTAK) is already a gift from God and I am now using it to make disciples.
All of us has gifts. God has given all us with unique gifts. At a matter of time, you will discover it and through that you will glorify God.
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. All these are the work of one and the same Spirit, and he distributes them to each one, just as he determines.
– 1 Corinthians 12:4-6, 11