I believe one of the main benefits of meditation, even if only a few minutes a day, is to allow us to create a pause between a stimulus and our response. More often than not, if we hear someone say something we don’t like, we may immediately react. Meditation allows us to easily step back and pause to provide us time to think about an appropriate response. A few seconds can mean the difference between a harmful reaction or a benevolent action.
We all have gift(s) to be of service to others. Acknowledging it and developing that muscle is another story. Many may hold a belief that their potential gift or purpose has to be a phenomenon as the parting of the red sea led by Moses, but it usually is something as simple as:
Being kind, having compassion, being present, taking time out to meditate and pray to raise our vibration, being a good listener, being grounded, and having a connection to God / Source in our heart.