Why do some Christians fail to make good use of the gifts Christ has given them?
- Some Christians do not understand that we are obligated to use the gifts that God gives for the building of His church (Romans 12:4-8). Our desire for self-fulfillment cause some to not even consider their obligations to steward what God has given them for the purposes of the One who purchased us with His own blood.
- Sometimes we do not want the obligation of our gifts. They may be in an area that requires sacrifice or does not bring acclaim.
- Neglect of our gifts can also be a result of our wanting others’ gifts.
We must ask ourselves: Am I doing what God has made me to do or am I neglecting my gifts? Am I delighting to be what God has made me to be, or am I despising my gifts?