The contribution of your gift is vital to the functioning of the Church. When spiritual gifts are sitting on the shelf, ignored or unused, God’s Spirit is frustrated. His goal is for the church to be healthy and functioning at a high level. He is gentle and patient. He doesn’t bully us, force us, or coerce us to use our gifts. He opens the door to human sabotage of His plans. He loves beyond measure waiting for each one to take on the glorious mantle–to use our spiritual gifts. You are not responsible for the gifts you do not have–but you most certainly are for the ones you have been given.