Yours to Discover

If you asked Jesus to be your Lord and Saviour, he sent the Holy Spirit to live in you and with that came your spiritual gift(s); and God expects you to use that gift(s). “As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace”

(1 Peter 4:10)

 People disagree on the number of them but you will know yours when you discover it.

There are lots of quizzes online, but I discovered mine by trial and error. By serving in different areas, I at least found out what I wasn’t good at. Board member? Nada! Ten minutes in the nursery squashed any hope of that one!  Evangelist, teacher, and encourager…that’s me.

These passages give you the options, Romans 12:6-8; 1 Corinthians 12:8-10, 28-30; Ephesians 4:11; and 1 Peter 4:10-11. 

Now understand the varieties of each. I am most comfortable teaching adults. My friend loves five-year-olds in the nursery, yet we both have a teaching gift.

Peter breaks the gifts into two categories, speaking and serving. He says, “whoever speaks, as one who speaks oracles of God; whoever serves, as one who serves by the strength that God supplies—in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ.” 

(1 Peter 4:11)

Speaking gifts are things like teaching, prophesying, evangelizing, discerning, and encouraging. Serving gifts show up as helping, leading, healing, and showing mercy.

Ask God to reveal yours to you. Watch for feedback from others. 

Ask yourself where your experience, joy, and passion meet.  How can you serve the body of Christ with your gift(s)

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