Re: If I've been babtized by the Holy Spirit, why cant I speak in tongues?
God soverignly dispenses spiritiual gifts to all before they are born. What we do with them is our choice. We can either use them to defile His Name or bring glory to His Name.
Wanting some 'gift' we don't have is vain and without any profit.
"This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but people loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil. Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that their deeds will be exposed. But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what they have done has been done in the sight of God."