Have you ever been re-gifted? I don’t know if I have, but I’m sure someone has pulled one over on me!
When we re-gift someone at Christmas or a birthday, we do it because we have something we have no use for or want to pawn off on someone else.
In light of that, reflect on 1 Corinthians 12:7
A spiritual gift is given to each of us so we can help each other.
God gives us gifts not because He can’t use them or they are tacky. He gives spiritual gifts so we can be a blessing.
We are given something pretty special from God himself – a gift that fits into his master plan. When we identify our gifts from God our tendency is to be human and keep it to ourselves or only use it when it benefits us in the greatest possible way. But that’s not what God calls us to is it?
Remember Paul’s words in 1 Corinthians 12:7,
A spiritual gift is given (from God through the Spirit) to each of us so we can help each other. Emphasis is mine
God wants us to re-gift one of the greatest things we’ve ever been given. Isn’t that just like God? He always seems to turn it all upside down.
In what ways has God asked you to give away the awesome gifts He has given you?