“Each one, as a good manager of God’s different gifts, must use for the good of others the special gift he has received from God” (1 Peter 4:10 GNT).
You are only responsible for the gifts God gives you. So, if you aren’t artistically gifted, you are not expected to paint pictures like Rembrandt.
When you get to heaven, God isn’t going to compare you with anyone else, but he will compare you with yourself. What did you do with what you were given? Romans 14:12 says, “Each of us will give an account of ourselves to God” (NIV).
In the Old Testament, Esther used three God-given assets to fulfill her destiny. She was intelligent, beautiful, and had an attractive personality. Because of these qualities, “Esther won the favor of everyone who saw her . . . She won [the king’s] favor and approval more than any of the other virgins. So he set a royal crown on her head and made her queen” (Esther 2:15, 17 NIV).
Just as God gave Esther gifts for a purpose, God has given you gifts for a purpose. And just like Esther, you have a responsibility to be a good steward of those gifts—not in selfish ways but for the good of others. A key to living a productive and fulfilling life is using your gifts to serve God by serving others.