“The Lord has given to each one of us at least one gift, and probably many more than that. The most important thing in life is to find what gifts we have; secondly, to recognise that they are from God; thirdly, to be faithful and dependable in using them. Anything that is not used doesn’t develop. A pianist said, “You know, I must practice every day. If I don’t practice one day I know the difference. If I don’t practice two days, those who hear me know the difference.”
(from Illustrations of Bible Truths Copyright © 1995, 1998 by AMG International, Inc.)
Someone may say, “Duh, the gifts and callings of God are without repentance”. That’s true. But remember, the unfaithful servant who did not use his talent was cast out in outer darkness and that which he had was taken from given and entrusted with a servant more faithful than he.
A wise man once said, “Stagnant water stinks”. Anything and everything not used is sure to degenerate.