II Tim. 1:6 This is why I remind you to fan into flames the spiritual gift God gave you when I laid my hands on you.
First of all, do you know what your spiritual giftedness is? What do you do well that enables you to effectively communicate with others the Gospel message? Every believer is equipped with a spiritual gift. The Lord enables every believer so that they can serve Him and share with others the faith. It is important that you know what your gift is. If you don’t know, ask the Lord and others what it is. There is no excuse for not knowing. It is our responsibility to use our gift(s) and if we don’t know what they are, how can we use them?
We are to fan into flame our gift(s). We are to develop our gifts so that we are most effective in our witness and service. In order to develop our gifts, we must first be in training. We must discover ways to be the best we can be for Christ. We must strive to improve upon our gifts. The Lord doesn’t make us the best we can be the moment He redeems us. He molds and shapes us into better servants as we grow in Him. He gives us opportunities to hone our skills. It is our responsibility to fan into flame our gifts. We must keep the flame burning brightly by feeding our souls and using our gifts.
Failing to use our gifts for the Lord will cause us to wither away and die as far as usefulness in the Kingdom of God is concerned. God saves us for usefulness, not uselessness. We must always heed the warnings of Scripture about the fate of those who are useless servants of the Lord.