Recently, my wife and I were enjoying table fellowship with one of our spiritual shepherds and his wife. While we were enjoying our dessert, we talked about a variety of things. One topic sort of stumped us. Perhaps this is because there is no definitive answer to the point we were pondering. I’m just not sure. I do have my ideas, but would really like to know what my blogging friends think.
In view of a couple of passages like Romans 12:1-8 and 1 Peter 4:7-11, we were discussing the use of our gifts in service to God. One of us commented that it seems like many of us are reluctant to use our gifts to bless others and build up the body. We shared a few thoughts as to why this is the case. Nothing seemed definitive, though. So, I decided to request the assistance of the members of the Spiritual Oasis cyber-family. Here are three questions for you to ponder. Please let us know what you think.
– Is it common in your faith-community for members to be reluctant to utilize their giftedness to bless others and build up the body?
– If it is not the case, why do you believe it is not?
– If it is, what do you think can be done to remedy this malady?