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Prophecy is something that isn't expressly limited. We're called upon to do so in certain circumstances. Some people may have a whole ministry surrounding their prophetic gift, but others may find themselves called to use it say in a home bible study.
There is tension in a lot of these things. We are told we are chosen from the foundation of the world, yet we are to repent and believe. We are told that nothing can snatch us from His hand, yet we are to faithfully persevere. We are told the kingdom is here, yet we are told it is not here fully.
So, in regards to giftings, we are told that God is the one who gives as He wills. Yet, we are also told to desire (seek after) God's giftings. So we keep both of these sides of the coin in view so we can stay balanced and level.