Today’s Scripture: Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. And there are differences of administrations, but the same Lord. And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God which worketh all in all. 1¬†Corinthians¬†12:4-6

George Mueller… for many of us, the name brings to mind stories of orphans whose needs were provided for just in the nick of time. Just as the food and milk had run out, a basket of food was left on the doorstep; just as the orphanage bills had to be paid, someone wrote a check to keep the doors open. It was obvious that this man had a special connection with the Lord through prayer. I believe it was one of his spiritual gifts. Some people have an abundance of faith and can see through any problem to the Ultimate Resource. They possess a powerful ability to trust God in human hopelessness.”I wish I had that gift!” you may think. But, take a moment to ponder this. When you consider George Muller, you don’t think of a fabulous singing voice, or a powerful speaking ability. You think of the way he was able to connect with the Lord though prayer. No one can have every talent.

Each believer is equipped by God to accomplish a specific set of tasks. The Master has a plan! Rather than looking around at what others are able to do, we should make the best of the talents we have and forget grasping at the rest of the gifts we wish to posses. Being jealous of another believer is not going to help us achieve more for the Lord, in fact, it will cause us to achieve far less.

You may have many combinations of gifts or maybe you have one big dose of one gift. How can you find out what your gift is? Live your life loving, serving, and obeying God, and your gifts will become obvious. Don’t be so worried about it that you feel the need to take a spiritual gifts survey. The answer is simple: just be faithful. Once you have found your gifts, do your best and forget the rest.

Devotional by Dr. James A. Scudder