God has given each person unique gifts to be used in service to God and others. While the world places unequal value for gifts, God treasures them all and expects us to respect and use each of them. The apostle Paul often wrote about the importance of gifts and how Christians were to use them. He compared gifts to the different parts of a body – each valued and necessary.
In I Corinthians 12 Paul said, “Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of services, but the same Lord; and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who activates all of them in everyone. To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good.”
Christians are responsible not only for finding and using their own gifts, but also to help others explore and use their gifts.
Sometimes we need others to help us identify and use these gifts. Similarly, we can encourage others to use their gifts that they may not recognize in themselves.
- How do I find the gifts God has given me?
- How can I help others find their gifts?
- Does God have a purpose for me and my gifts? What is it?
The exploration of gifts is a lifetime activity. As we learn more about ourselves, we continue to discover how we have been equipped to live fully in relationship to God.
Taking the Spiritual Gifts Assessment
Wonder why no one asks you to ever serve?
Wonder why you always get asked to serve in the same way?
This assessment will guide you and the church in discovering that you do have certain gifts and that you may be willing to serve or try something new.
Five to ten minutes is all the time needed.
To start, click on the button below . You will be taken to our partner’s website, Spiritual Gifts Discovery. They are providing the tool with which you can use to help discover your gifts.