018: But... is it ok to take pride in our giftings?
In this episode, we talk about Christian gifts, and the egos that often trail behind. Within Christian culture, people are gifted with such a variety of things. Whether we’re gifted with something more public, like speaking, teaching or leading worship. Or, whether we’re gifted with more behind-the-scenes skills like prophetic prayer, pastoral care, catalytic vision, feeding a group of 50, or setting up lights in the production booth. In church, it can feel like you have to have something to offer. It’s easy to build your worth and pride around what you’re bringing to the table. How do we balance the need to humbly offer our talents with the egos that often creep in and take hold? Or, even worse, the jealousy of someone else’s talent and recognition?