God isn’t expecting any of us to use our gifts perfectly but has set the stage for us to practice honing the gifts he’s given us.
Comparison has no place in the Kingdom.
The men and women in the Olympics were born with some degree of natural talent, as we all were, but they took the time and had the patience and discipline and wherewithal to master that talent. What would our lives look like if we did the same with the gifts we’ve been given?
You, with your specific gifting and life experience, are valuable to the Body of Christ. It’s so tempting to look at the gifts of others and become envious of what they have or have been afforded. But that’s the wrong perspective, but an easy trap to fall into. Instead of being jealous of another person, what if we devoted that energy toward practicing and honing the gift that God has given us?
In movies, characters are always keenly aware of their uniqueness and see it as a negative. I wonder, how many times do we take on this negative perspective each day?