Read 1 Peter 4:10-11
10 As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace: 11 whoever speaks, as one who speaks oracles of God; whoever serves, as one who serves by the strength that God supplies—in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ. To him belong glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.
In this passage, the gift that is received is grace from God. Every Jesus follower has received God’s grace because of what Jesus did on the cross. This looks different in each persons life and we should not take this gift lightly. In fact, Peter explains that we should be good stewards of God’s grace by serving one another. How do we serve? We serve by using our God given talents, skills, and passions to help, encourage, and build up other Jesus followers. If you are a teacher, teach for the Lord! If you are a business man, work for the Lord! 1 Corinthians 10:31 says “So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.” God has made you who you are, use everything for Him and for his Church! At the end of the day, we owe everything to God so our everything should be God’s!
How has God created you to help serve other believers? Are you using your talents, skills, and passions for God’s glory?
Spend some time in prayer thanking God for his grace and asking him to help you better use who you are for him!