How do I know my spiritual gifts?

How do I know my spiritual gift?

There is no magic formula or test of spiritual gifts that will tell us exactly what our spiritual gifts are. The Holy Spirit distributes the gifts as He determines them (1 Corinthians 12: 7-11). At the same time, God doesn't want us to ignore as He wants us to serve Him. It is easy for us to worry so much about spiritual gifts that we strive only to serve God in the area where we think we have a spiritual gift. This is not how spiritual gifts work. God calls us to obediently serve Him. He will endow us with the gift we need to accomplish the task or tasks that He has called us to do.

Identifying our spiritual gifts can be achieved in a number of ways. Tests, while not one hundred percent reliable, can help us understand the direction in which our talents are going. Confirmation from others also sheds light on our spiritual gifts. Other people who see how we serve God can often see a spiritual gift in use that we take for granted or do not recognize. Prayer is also very important. The only person who knows exactly what we have as a spiritual gift is the gift giver personally - the Holy Spirit. We can ask God to show us what gifts we have so that we can better use them for his glory.

God calls some to become teachers and gives them the gift of teaching. God calls other servants and blesses them with the gift of helping. But knowing our gifts does not excuse us from serving our gifts in other areas. Is it useful to know our spiritual gifts that God has given us? Naturally. Is it wrong to focus on spiritual gifts so that we miss other opportunities to serve God? Yes! When we give ourselves up to be used by God, He will endow us with the spiritual gifts we need.


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How do I know my spiritual gift?
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