Each of us is given different a different gift and talent and each of us can serve God in a unique way because of it.
It is a special thing to find out what our talents and gifts are and to use them to serve God. It is a good thing to do everything for Him. To live our lives in a way that pleases him.
Some people are made to be teachers and pastors, while others feel more comfortable being in the background and can do good service in that way. God made everyone unique because there are so many jobs to get done.
Some people are good with words, while others are good at working with their hands. Some people will reach those who are close to them while others will travel far and wide to spread God's love.
Some people will do grand and noticeable service, while others will never be recognized for the way that they have served God.
All that matters is that each one of us is serving God. All that matters is that we are using our gifts in the best way that we can. All that matters is that we are seeking him and trying to live a life that is good and right. All that matters is that we use our own gifts and talents.
We don't have to follow anyone else's path. Only Jesus can show us the way. He is the way and the truth and the life. We should follow him.
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.
By Bethany Acker, Co-Author of No Longer Broken