As Paul says in verse six, we all have gifts “that differ according to the grace given to us”, and each gift requires a different “measure of faith” that God supplies us with. As such, this measure of faith enables us to use sober judgment to assess how we can use our gifts as a unique member of the body of Christ.
But The LORD said to Samuel, “Don’t judge by his appearance or height, for I have rejected him. The LORD doesn’t see things the way you see them. People judge by outward appearance, but The LORD looks at the heart.” The measure of a man is determined by his Christlikeness. Jesus taught “Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you” Amen..
God supplies us with faith. As such, this measure of faith enables us to use sober judgment to assess how we can use our gifts as a unique member of the body of Christ.
Consider Paul’s ministry and what he endured for the sake of Christ (2 Corinthians 11:24-29). Imagine the measure of faith required to carry out his mission in the face of extreme hardship. God set Paul apart for a specific purpose and faithfully supplied him with every resource (measure of faith) that he needed. I cannot claim to have that same measure of faith myself, but the measure of faith that God has granted is enough for me to carry out the role that God has assigned to me.
Our varying gifts, along with the varying faith each requires, are graciously given and empowered by God for the building up of the body of Christ. So as Paul exhorts, let us present our bodies as a living sacrifice so as to serve God with whatever measure of faith He has given us for His glory.