1 Corinthians 12 verse 29 – 31 says:
29 All are not apostles, are they? All are not prophets, are they? All are not teachers, are they? All are not workers of miracles, are they? 30 All do not have gifts of healings, do they? All do not speak with tongues, do they? All do not interpret, do they? 31 But earnestly desire the greater gifts.
The answer to the questions above is no. Not all of us have all of these ministry gifts.
BUT, the question is also answered in view of the fact we are then told to “earnestly desire” these gifts. God is saying “Oh, you don’t have that gift. Don’t stress, pursue them by seeking me!”
I’m sure there is more at play here than us having a want. But the inference is that by pursuing and desiring these greater gifts, God can gift them to you and I.
Why would God do that? When we demonstrate hunger for the things of God’s kingdom, we demonstrate a willingness and propensity to be used by Him to fulfil His plans! The gifts are the tools we need to do this.
PRAYER: Father, I desire these greater gifts. I seek you as the giver of them in my life. In Jesus name, Amen.