Here is a helpful understanding of the gifts from Ray Stedman and an encouraging word from James M. Boice.
I am a son of God among the sons of men. I am equipped with the power of God to labor today. In the very work given me today God will be with me, doing it through me. I am gifted with special abilities to help people in various areas, and I don’t have to wait until Sunday to use these gifts. I can use them anywhere. I can exercise the gift God has given me as soon as I find out what it is, by taking note of my desires and by asking others what they see in me and by trying out various things. I am to set myself to the lifelong task of keeping that gift busy (Ray Stedman).
Paul told Timothy, “Fan into flame that gift of God, which is in you” (2 Tim 1:6). That is exactly what you should do. You have a gift. The rest of the body needs it. You will be accountable for what you do with it. Use it so that one day you will hear Jesus say, “Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness” (Matt 25:21, 23) (James M Boice).