God gives us gifts that are to be used to praise and worship Him. They are meant to uplift the Kingdom of God, thus, glorification of His Divinity. Similarly, those same gifts are to be used to bring others to Christ as well as be used as a testimony of His greatness to other Christians who may be down, discouraged, struggling, experiencing turmoil, are depressed and anxious.
Use the gifts God has given you for His purposes. Stop holding back and trying to blend into a crowd. You have been given power (authority) by God to walk in your gifts and exercise your faith while using those gifts.
Do not let fear cause you to remain stagnate. Do not let others’ gifts scare you and cause you to hide behind them. God wants you to step forward and be willing to walk in your calling, the purpose that He has given to you, you and only you.
It is guaranteed that if you walk into that new season, the season where you are free and are not distracted by doubt and are not ashamed to stand up among others with gifts (in humility and obedience to God). Be eager to celebrate their gifts, too, because your life will be fulfilled through God’s Spirit. Do not let other Christians, who are exemplifying a jealous spirit keep you from operating within your gift. Your life depends on the exercising of your gifts; deliverance (breakthrough) is right there! Let God handle your enemies.
While in exercising your gifts, it is important to let you know that the enemy sends others to also be attracted to your gifts and you can easily be swayed to become conceited; humility will disappear, which would mean the exercising of your gifts are in vain! Pray and remain in uniform; stay in the Whole Armor of God so that you will know ahead of them (enemies) to avoid distraction. Let God remain the reason you are in service for Him and not man nor the enemy. God promised to help you. God already told you that He has chosen you and given you specifics on your gifts. You can hear Him; He will teach you how to use your gifts. Just stand up and step forth!
Isaiah 41:8-13 GW | God’s Word Translation
8 “But you are my servant Israel,
Jacob, whom I have chosen,
the descendant of Abraham, my dear friend.
9 I have taken you from the ends of the earth
and called you from its most distant places.
I said to you, ‘You are my servant.
I’ve chosen you; I haven’t rejected you.’
10 Don’t be afraid, because I am with you.
Don’t be intimidated; I am your God.
I will strengthen you.
I will help you.
I will support you with my victorious right hand.
11 “Everyone who is angry with you
will be ashamed and disgraced.
Those who oppose you
will be reduced to nothing and disappear.
12 You will search for your enemies,
but you will not find them.
Those who are at war with you
will be reduced to nothing and no longer exist.
13 I, the Lord your God, hold your right hand
and say to you, ‘Don’t be afraid; I will help you.’
Isaiah 43:2 CEB | Common English Bible
2 When you pass through the waters, I will be with you;
when through the rivers, they won’t sweep over you.
When you walk through the fire, you won’t be scorched
and flame won’t burn you.
Exodus 4:12 NIV | New International Version
Now go; I will help you speak and will teach you what to say.”