The church needs you and it doesn’t function as it should without you. Get involved; put your spiritual gifts to work. As a working definition: a spiritual gift is any manifestation of the Holy Spirit that enables you to minister to the needs of Christ’s body, the church.
Get involved, play your part in the building project, willingly and gladly, not reluctantly… not because you must, but because you want to, as an act of worship, dedicated to the Lord. If a believer holds off or refuses to get involved, if they do not use their spiritual gifts to serve, then they are depriving the church if what it needs. Again, the church needs you and it doesn’t function as it should without you.
Benjamin Franklin said, ‘For want of a nail the shoe was lost; for want of a shoe the horse was lost; for want of a horse the rider was lost; for want of a rider the battle was lost!’ And all for the sake of a nail! Use your “nail”; your gift, and see how God will multiply your offering to bless others and you.
R. Ian Seymour.
Source: Og Mandino, 1990, A Better Way To Live, New York: Bantam, p.103