Spiritual gifts fall into two categories, speaking and serving. Neither is more important than the other because both are demonstrations of God’s grace to the church. However, if we are using our spiritual gifts, the kingdom is suffering.
Prayerfully most believers are involved in a local church, actively loving the body of Christ. By doing this, we are using our spiritual gifts for the benefits of others. Those with speaking gifts can teach truth, promote righteousness and offer correction and encouragement. Serving gifts give practical help so the church can function smoothly and extend personal care and love to the people.
Spiritual gifts aren’t merely some bonus added on top of salvation. They are to be taken seriously and given our full attention. (1Tim. 4:14-15) It is God who works through us and He will enable the Sprit’s gifts to be utilized for both the benefit of others and His glory.