This story reminds me of this verse, each tree was used in different ways. Just like these trees the Lord blesses each of us with a different gift.

1 Corinthians 12:4-11 There are different kinds of gifts. But they are all given to believers by the same Spirit. There are different ways to serve. But they all come from the same Lord. There are different ways the Spirit works. But the same God is working in all these ways and in all people. The Holy Spirit is given to each of us in a special way. That is for the good of all. To some people the Spirit gives a message of wisdom. To others the same Spirit gives a message of knowledge. To others the same Spirit gives faith. To others that one Spirit gives gifts of healing. To others he gives the power to do miracles. To others he gives the ability to prophesy. To others he gives the ability to tell the spirits apart. To others he gives the ability to speak in different kinds of languages they had not known before. And to still others he gives the ability to explain what was said in those languages. All the gifts are produced by one and the same Spirit. He gives gifts to each person, just as he decides.

I am not endorsing the book but if you are not sure what your God given gift is a good book to help you is “Discovering Your God Given Gifts” by Don and Katie Fortune. You may be surprised. What you think would be at the top may not be. Just answer the questions of who you are now, not who you want to be.

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