Since we have gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, each of us is to use them accordingly: if [someone has the gift of] prophecy, [let him speak a new message from God to His people] in proportion to the faith possessed; if service, in the act of serving; or he who teaches, in the act of teaching; or he who encourages, in the act of encouragement; he who gives, with generosity; he who leads, with diligence; he who shows mercy [in caring for others], with cheerfulness. Love is to be sincere and active [the real thing–without guile and hypocrisy]. Hate what is evil [detest all ungodliness, do not tolerate wickedness]; hold on tightly to what is good.
You have many gifts that I have given you. Don’t look to someone else desiring what they have, but look inside of yourself. What I have given you is necessary for what I am asking of you. You have everything you need to fulfill My Calling on your life, and I will give you what you need in a moment’s notice to reach out to someone I ask you to. It is risk, it is faith, and it requires you to step out and trust that I will meet you where you are in that moment. Do not fear what you may look like to others… ultimately, if you look poorly, so will I, since you are a reflection of Me. So trust in Me and show My love and other gifts will reveal themselves in time and in the manner necessary. Use the gifts that I have given you, they are meant to help others and to further My Kingdom. Don’t hold anything back.