The spiritual gift(s) God has given to each of us is to be employed in service of one another, not in service to our ego.
The person who measures his/her value by his/her giftedness may be lifted up with pride, Seeing himself as different (read superior), this person may become abusive and condescending to others within the Body, improperly using God’s gifts to gain power and influence over others.
We each may have different functions, but the source of every spiritual gift is the grace of God.
Because of our differing gifts we may view things differently, approach life differently, even worship differently, but we hold the grace of God in common. When we daily stand beneath this common grace we find reconciliation, power, and help in our times of need.