Do not neglect your gift, which was given you through prophecy when the body of elders laid their hands on you.
– 1 Timothy 4:14 (NIV)
by Dave Whitehead, Senior Pastor, GraceNYC.org The elder statesman Paul is teaching his young disciple, Timothy, that having a spiritual gift doesn’t mean that we can let that gift go unattended. On the contrary, we are to discover and cultivate our gifting. God expects us to take care of what He has given us, so don’t get distracted with things that ultimately have little value to your soul. The Holy Spirit has given you something magnificent—do not neglect that!