"As each one has received a gift,
minister it to one another,
as good stewards of the grace of God."
1 Peter 4:10
For most people, life takes on the shape of a long triangle receding into the future. As infants, we stand on a broad base with a life's worth of possibilities before us. But fast forward to life's later years, and we should be standing somewhere near the point -- a life well-defined and well-spent. A child doesn't know what he will become -- doesn't know his gifts and strengths and abilities. But hopefully, adults have allowed the sides of the triangle to gradually narrow until they have found their niche.
Discovering the spiritual gifts that God has given us is part of the process of discovering who we are and what we should do. Spiritual Gifts are God's way of saying, "This is who you are and what you should do."
If you feel like you are living in a rectangle rather than a triangle, ask God to sharpen your focus. To make you the best possible steward of His grace revealed in your life.