God’s free expression of His loving kindness is shown us when the Holy Spirit imparts unique gifts to each one of us…not for our benefit, but to edify others. These spiritual gifts follow closely along the lines of our character and personality…the distinctive things that make us who we are. The Holy Spirit gives varies gifts to different people according to His divine plan and purpose in their lives. We all have different gift combinations, but they all are given us that we may serve others.
In Philippians 2:13 it says, “For it is God Who works in you to will and to act according to His good purpose.” The Lord has a specific plan and purpose for each one of us. He takes our gifts, talents, and passions…which are totally unique to just us, and executes a perfect plan for our life. Our job is to be ever cognizant of His leading, listening to that still small voice, and following the path laid out before us.
If you’re unsure what your gifts are, ask yourself these questions – What am I talented at, and what things am I passionate about? God gives us gifts that run in conjunction with our personalities and bents. He works with talents and passions we already have within. He won’t give us gifts that are contrary to who we are. Whatever your giftings, you are to care for the needs of others by showing the same loving kindness that Jesus has shown you. Each one of us have different gifts…but we all are to use them to benefit others.