“For I long to see you so that I may impart some spiritual gift to you, that you may be established” (Romans 1:11).
A gift is meant for the benefit of someone else. Such is the nature of the spiritual gift that the Father has imparted to you. It is meant for the benefit of the church; the body of Christ. It’s only by the exercising of your particular gift for it’s intended purpose–the edification of others–that it becomes a blessing to you. Don’t get stuck on the side of the road being a spiritual hitchhiker; always looking for how the church can meet your needs. Instead, ask whose need you might meet?