You must learn and master the art of creating value with your gifts. Your spiritual and creative abilities were not bestowed upon you for your own amusement. There are various kinds of gifts, but the Holy Spirit is the source of all of them. And according to 1 Corinthians 12:7 (ESV),”To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good.” As you can see, no one is anointed for themselves. Whatever exceptional abilities you may possess are not a privilege. It’s a gift you use for the greater good.
You owe it to your community to develop your gift. Seek out the necessary knowledge, discipline and training required to maximize your gift. Ezra prepared himself and he got his big chance to make a difference in his nation (Ezra 7:1-10). You have to exercise your God-given creativity to create value in the global marketplace. Every book, song, work of art, economic policy, science, and technology in the world originated somewhere. It’s now your turn to look within and create something tangible. Develop the mindset that the key to solving certain problems in your world lies within your spirit.
Your creative, spiritual gifts should have a tangible impact on the physical world with which we interact on a daily basis. A careful reading of the Bible reveals that spiritual gifts have always been used to achieve superior results on the physical side of things. Moses did not feed the Children of Israel with a spiritual or metaphorical manna. Manna was real food. Jesus immediately raised Lazarus from the dead; he did not simply promise a better afterlife. Your spiritual gift should produce something valuable. Something tangible, and quantifiable. Something that can be independently verified. Apply your spiritual intelligence to problems around you.