I think, because I can write, that God has given me special standing in His kingdom. I know that, since I am a musician, a worship leader, that God has placed a special responsibility on me, given me a higher calling.
Does anybody else smell something around here?
Yeah, we all have gifts and callings. You are not exempt if you have one that is less visible. You are not worth more if your gifts are seen by more. On the cellular level, does the hair follicle or the strand of hair have more value.
We place great importance on those that stand up front. Many who are not up front want to be allowed to be up front so that they can then experience the importance of being up front. This all smells of the barnyard.
If you would like to look at gifts, what makes you important, what makes your life matter, look at where you are, who you’re with, where your time is spent. My gifts are not music or writing. My gifts are my wife who will walk through fire with me and children, that though in their late teens and early twenties still hug me and want me for their dad. My gifts are the children I work with, the people I work with both in church and out of church. Let me be plain, my gifts are not the work that I do with music or with science. My gifts are the people, the moments, the blessings that I get to experience each day.
God called some things gifts; teaching, exhorting, prophecy, words of wisdom and discernment, etc. They are the tools he gives us for a life of ministry and even early on people wanted the showier ones. But the greatest was love.
The GREATEST IS LOVE!