I don't know what some people are thinking... that hearing the audible voice of God or seeing Him is the aim? That's the 'best' so forget about the rest? LOL. I don't know about you but I want it allll!!!! There's nothing too small to put under my belt. So many people just avoid the gift of tongues based on the scripture about prophesy being greater... and yet they don't understand that when we build upon the gift of tongues and move into interpretation...THAT IS PROPHESY!
Some people do have the gift of interpreting tongues... and you watch me interpreting mine as prophesy, but (confession) I don't flow in that actual interpretation gifting with others. (Whatttt? F1, I thought you were some super-duper holy person!) I've had people ask me if I could interpret their tongues & I've had to refer them to a person I know flows in it, because try as I might, I listen to them & get nothing. Is that gifting available to me? Yes it is, IF I earnestly pursue it... and I haven't! It's not honestly a burden for me. I am happy to flow in interpreting myself (prophesy)& to stop there. But, other giftings like healing or miracles... I DO want those badly! So I display that desire by stepping out to pray for people & situations that seem to be hopeless. I am pursuing what I really want : D
Fishes, not rocks... it's available & He places those desires within us. We are all part...there are many giftings. I liken it to different jobs... could we be a doctor, a lawyer, a teacher, a.....a..... a..... yes we could, but it takes a lot of study. Do we have time for everything? Well, we might pull it off, but perhaps not a brain surgeon, perhaps a little town lawyer, but not one vs. the supreme court...teaching nutrition perhaps, but not at Harvard.... that's why we see people gifted in certain areas... like deliverance or healing...and the people that sit under them begin to flow in those anointings as well. I don't say this to hinder giftings likened to the heights of a big time lawyer, doctor or teacher....LOL.... because we know even that IS possible IF we are faithful with the talents that we are given!
Mat 25:20-21 "The one who had received the five talents came up and brought five more talents, saying, 'Master, you entrusted five talents to me. See, I have gained five more talents.' His master said to him, 'Well done, good and faithful slave. You were faithful with a few things, I will put you in charge of many things; enter into the joy of your master.'"So we start off with those burdens He places within us & then we don't stop...we just keep on going...being led of His spirit seeing every situation as an opportunity to shine as His beacon : D
Praise God... teaching is one of my giftings wooo hooo! I pray this has blessed you... now get real with what He's placed upon your heart and fill that basket up!