If you understand, “For many are called, but few are chosen.”
Matthew 22:14 KJV
You will know that ALL of us are called to be saved. God wants us all to believe in Jesus, who died on the cross for our sins, so we can make Him our savior. “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” John 3:16 KJV
So God called the world to be saved. But chose few to do a certain task and have certain gifts. Those that He has given a task or a gift, He has qualified them to work in that task or gift which He has given. Because He actually does the work through them, by the Holy Spirit.
Now, gifts are given without repentance. “For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance.”Romans 11:29 KJV So we are all called, regardless if we listen or not. And we have gifts if we repent or not. Repenting and receiving God as our savior, or adhering to the call, puts us in God's eternal hands and safe under the blood of Jesus. Adopted into the body of Christ. “Saved”, “Believers”. Repenting and adhering to the gift or task, gives the Holy Spirit the green light to use the gift or task with the wisdom of God. Some people have gifts and misuse their gifts. Because they have not repented to be used with wisdom or guidance. Like Physics, fortune tellers. But to surrender under the Holy Spirit and let His Gift/task be done by Him is an honor. I’m sorry, I had to teach a little bit today.