Did You Know God Gifted You?

But to each one of us grace was given according to the measure of Christ’s gift.

Ephesians 4:7

Ponder This

God has given you a spiritual gift. Do you see the word “grace” in today’s verse? It’s the Greek word charis. This is the word that we get our word charismatic from. You have a charismatic gift. Did you know that you’re a charismatic person? Well, you say, “I’m not charismatic.” Don’t think by charismatic that we mean somebody who has a great smile, a firm handshake, and the ability to speak well. We say, “Well, that man is charismatic. He’d make a good politician.” That’s a corruption of the word charismatic. The word charismatic merely means a person who has been gifted by grace.

Now, God has given you a grace gift; therefore, do not insult God by saying God cannot use you. In the Church, there can be no inferiority; there can be no superiority. We are what we are by the gift of God.

Practice This

Make sure you know your spiritual gifts. If you don’t, look up an assessment that can help you determine what gifts God has given you. For further information, read our article on the five principles for discovering your spiritual gift.

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