(Proverbs 18:16 KJV) A man's gift maketh room for him, and bringeth him before great men.
We have “great men” (1419) in our world. The actual word is “great.” It is defined in all of the ways that we would understand greatness. It has a nuance of large numbers. It can mean profound influence. It can mean loud or old.
It seems to be saying that your gifts can put you in a position where you can exert influence. This starts in the church. The purpose of spiritual gifts is to edify the saints. It moves beyond that. Think about our educational system. It was established by believers to prepare the clergy for the foolishness of preaching. Harvard. Yale. Princeton. They were investments to train ministers. Over time they were hijacked by other disciplines. Teaching the masses to read began in the Sunday Schools of the industrial revolution. Hospitals were started by believers.
So? What way will you touch your world? Don’t leave the influence to the celebrities and politicians. God has an influence for you to exert.