"However, he has given each one of us a special gift through the generosity of Christ. . .Now these are the gifts Christ gave to the church: the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, and the pastors and teachers. Their responsibility is to equip God’s people to do his work and build up the church, the body of Christ. . .He makes the whole body fit together perfectly. As each part does its own special work, it helps the other parts grow, so that the whole body is healthy and growing and full of love." Ephesians 4:7, 11, 12, 16 NLT
The purpose for which each of us have been given spiritual gifts is to build up the body of Christ. It's like each of us have pieces to a puzzle. God is creating a picture. We are to fit our pieces together with others to create the picture that God desires.
What are the pieces God has given to you? Are you using your gifts to help build up the church? Do you see the importance?
If you are not actively utilizing your gifts in the church, the picture God is creating will be incomplete.
Every piece is important...Every piece is necessary...Don't be missing pieces.
Glorify God in using the gifts He has given you in service to the body of Christ.
Bro. Joe Metts