Years ago, Ripley’s “Believe It or Not” showed the differences of the value of a piece of iron based on what it had been shaped into. A plain bar of iron was worth $5. The same bar of iron, if made into horse shoes would be worth $50. If it were made into needles, it would be worth $5,000. If it were made into balance springs for fine Swiss watches, it would be worth $500,000. The raw material is not as important as how it’s developed.
God says we have spiritual gifts, but their worth to Him will be dependent on how we develop them.
“For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God…”—2 Timothy 1:6.