Appreciating Others’ Talents and Skills
“There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit distributes them. There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. There are different kinds of working, but in all of them and in everyone it is the same God at work.” – 1 Corinthians 12:4-6 NIV
We all have different skills and talents given to us by God. Each of these skills and talents is important in the world and in the church. Part of treating others with respect is being able to appreciate their talents and skills. Everyone brings something to the table. For example, some people might shine when speaking in front of a crowd, while others may dread being in front of a large group of people but know how to hold a good one-on-one. One person might have artistic abilities that can be used for good in the church, while someone else might be skilled at planning and organizing.
1 Corinthians 12:6 says, “There are different kinds of working, but in all of them and in everyone it is the same God at work.” God can use all our talents and skills to serve His will and His kingdom. Accordingly, we should respect the talents of other individuals and not pride ourselves on surpassing others because of our own skills.
Rev. Carol D. Sparks
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