Enduring Faith: Fruit of Faith

Romans 12:3 NKJV
For I say, through the grace given to me, to everyone who is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think soberly, as God has dealt to each one a measure of faith.
One thing I love about salvation is that it is a gift we receive when we place our faith in Jesus Christ. It has got nothing to do with us because none of us are good enough to attain salvation based on our works. It is by grace through faith in Jesus Christ.
The book of Romans 12 talks to us about spiritual gifts which are given to each one of us by the same Spirit as he wills.
One of the dangers I have seen today is that we tend to think of ourselves or even others more highly that we should based on the spiritual gift that they operate in. There are certain gifts that we tend to glorify especially the gifts of prophesy and the working of miracles. No wonder this are among the gifts that are mostly faked.
Though we are members of one body, we do not all have the same function and besides none of us gets to choose the function that we are given. The writer of Romans encourages us to function in the gift that we have been given according to the measure of faith we have been given. Our function should be for the benefit of the body of Christ and not for personal gain and elevation.
This can only be possible if love becomes the foundation from which we operate from. If we allow pride and jealousy to creep in then we will begin to think of ourselves more highly than we out to.
Comparison should never be the case because what we have we have been given according to the discretion of the Holy Spirit.
No gift is greater than the other and all need to be used for the benefit of the body. so, he who prophesies is no greater than he who shows mercy with cheerfulness.
The fruit of our faith should be functioning in the gifts that we have been given for the benefit of the body of Christ. We should always have the proper perspective to realize that we are part of a body and we are not isolated, that should give us the focus and strength to keep going and enduring even when the times and seasons are hard.
Reflections
Do you tend to think of yourself more highly or lowly than you should? Why?
Are you functioning in the gift that has been given to you in the measure of faith that you have been given as well?
Why do you think we sometimes exalt people with certain gifts over others?
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