Whereas Ephesians 4:1-6 speaks about the unification of the body, Paul discusses how we are unified but not uniform in verse 7. Each Christ follower has been given a Spiritual gift, and if we aren't using that gift, then the body suffers. We are without excuse if our lives aren't bearing fruit for God?s kingdom. And because gifts are essential for accomplishing God's plan for the church, they should not be ignored.
Scripture References: Ephesians 4:7-12