Finding Your Spiritual Gift

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God wants you to seek his will for your life. 1 Corinthians 12:4 says, “Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit.” If you continue to read the rest of Chapter 12 you will read about the different types of gifts that God has given men. Every Christian on this earth has been given a gift that will help him (1 Corinthians 12:7). Your gift might be teaching, being a prayer warrior, singing, teaching, encouraging others, witnessing or just being a friend. Once you find out what your gift is, use that gift. Seek answers through prayer and God will reveal what he wants you to do.

Your gift is probably something that you really enjoy doing and perhaps you didn’t realize that it could be used for God’s will. If you are a singer, use it to sing Christian or gospel music. Be careful because some have started singing for the Lord but went on to sing for things that didn’t pertain to the gospel. Some great singers started by singing in the church choir.

You are never too young to do anything for the glory of the Lord. Don’t let anyone tell you that you are too young to teach, lead the singing, etc… Don’t let Satan discourage you. The Bible says not to let anyone despise your youth (1 Timothy 4:12). If you have a gift that God has given you, use it for God’s will. Remember you are adding to your Heavenly foundation. God has set up an inheritance in Heaven for you. 1 Corinthians 2:9 says, “ But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.”

You don’t have to be perfect to be a witness for Christ. Paul said in 1 Corinthians 2:1, that he didn’t have excellent speech or great wisdom, but he set in his heart that he would spread the testimony of Christ. Exodus 4:11,12 says, And the Lord said unto him, Who hath made man’s mouth? or who maketh the dumb, or deaf, or the seeing, or the blind? have not I the Lord? Now therefore go, and I will be with thy mouth, and teach thee what thou shalt say.

When I was twenty I started teaching Sunday School. I did not have all the answers but I had a willing mind. If someone doesn’t teach others about Jesus, who will? Don’t always assume someone is a better teacher than you. Don’t think that because someone is smarter than you with more education than you, that they could do a better job. Remember God didn’t give the ability to teach to everyone.

“Seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness, and all things shall be added unto you,” Matthew 6:33. If you want to know more about the Bible Ask God. If you want to have wisdom, which is knowledge of God, than you can ask for it. Proverbs 2:6 says, “For the Lord giveth wisdom: out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding.” God wants us to seek after wisdom and understanding instead of riches, health or honor. He tells us in Proverbs 9:10, “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.”

Related Scripture:

1 Corinthians 14:1,12-Follow after charity, and desire spiritual gifts, but rather that ye may prophesy. Even so ye, forasmuch as ye are zealous of spiritual gifts, seek that ye may excel to the edifying of the church.

1 Corinthians 12:28-And God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, diversities of tongues.

Colossians 1:28- Whom we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom; that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus:

Ephesians 4:7,8,11,12,13-But unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ.  Wherefore he saith, When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men.  And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:  Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:

1 Timothy 3:2-4- A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach;  Not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre; but patient, not a brawler, not covetous; One that ruleth well his own house, having his children in subjection with all gravity.  

Related video- Spiritual Gifts:

Thanks to Settled In Heaven Ministries on Youtube for the use of this video.

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About Tracy K

I am a born again believer who has taught Sunday School, Women's Meetings and written blogs and books for the purpose of the ministry. My sole purpose is to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ. I believe Jesus, the son of God, died on a cross for the sins of the whole world. I believe he arose after three days and now sits on the right side of God in Heaven. I believe Jesus Christ is the only way of salvation. Without Jesus, there is no remissions of sins:
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4 Responses to Finding Your Spiritual Gift

  1. Rob Barkman says:

    Tracy, You did a great job explaining the importance of our spiritual gifts. Thank you for the posting of the SIH video. Lord bless you!

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