“But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to each one for the profit of all.” (I Corinthians 17:7, NKJV)
This twelfth chapter of First Corinthians informs all believers that every one of us has at least one spiritual gift given by the Holy Spirit. That’s right, every one of us. You have a spiritual gift. These spiritual gifts are given, not to promote, elevate or make a superstar of the individual. Rather, the gift or gifts are given “for the profit of all.” That the Kingdom of God would spread throughout the world and the Body of Christ would be edified. You have a gift.
1. Are you one who suffers with a low self esteem and feel insignificant? If so, you have no reason to feel this way. This verse and chapter informs us that everyone in the Body of Christ is important and significant.
2. Every one has a gift and therefore everyone has a place, a ministry and a job to do.
3. This verse of scripture should empower and edify you. It tells you that you matter. You count. You are important. You are needed.
The Body of Christ needs you. Everyone needs you to use your gift to edify and lead others to Christ. Cast down the thought that you are not important or insignificant. You are very significant and extremely important. In spite of what the enemy tells you or how you have been made to feel by others, YOU ARE IMPORTANT!