"We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your faith; if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach; if it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead, do it diligently; if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully."
Romans 12:6-8, NIV
One translation I was reading alongside the NIV said, "If it is encouragement, then do it often." So it got me thinking - how often am I exercising these gifts? How often am I encouraging -- in fact, maybe going out of my way to encourage someone? How often am I spending an extra ten minutes just in intercession for other people?
My answer? Probably not often enough.
I want to change that answer.
- What are your gifts?
- How often are you using them?