Find Out Your Spiritual Gifts – 1 Corinthians 12

The main aim of this post is to encourage you to find out your spiritual gifts.  Before you start reading the article take the Bible and read book 1 Corinthians, chapter 12.

You can also listen to a mentioned chapter from King James Version.  It takes 3:20 minutes.




 

Find out your spiritual gifts – introduction

Find Out Your Spiritual Gifts - 1 Corinthians 12A lot of Christians daily ask God to show them what their spiritual gift is but this is only a small part of what spiritual gifts entail. Each one of us has gifts deposited inside of us. All that is required of you is to search deeper into our hearts to know the exact gift the Lord has given you.

These gifts are given to each person to help build the body of Jesus Christ and to also function the way God wants us to function. God has called us as Christians not only for us to discover our spiritual gifts but to develop them as well. He wants us to use these gifts to build the lives of others around us.

Same Holy Spirit – different spiritual gifts

spiritual giftsThough we have different gifts, the same spirit; the Holy Spirit distributes to each person accordingly and irrespective of the works and services are done as a result of the gifts embedded in us, all are done to the glory of one God.

The Apostle Paul wrote to the Corinthians concerning these gifts, which also applies to us urging us not to be uninformed about the nature and purpose of spiritual gifts.

Every believer has a gift (be it service, teaching, giving, mercy, etc). You are to check yourself to know where you belong to.

Your spiritual gifts are for strengthening others

MotherTeresaThese spiritual gifts have lots of functions in the lives of Christians. The spiritual gifts are for strengthening others. This doesn’t mean the possessor of the gift does not benefit from it. What this means is that the gifts are given for us to be given out too. By this, you will help the other person’s faith not to give away easily when faced with challenges.

To you that possess the gifts of wisdom, you will discover that most times, you proffer solutions to difficult situations; this is a way of functioning in the gift given.

The gift of knowledge also helps the carrier to be extremely knowledgeable in all things. This person will be vast in all areas (academics, business, etc).

Then, when you see individuals healing in the name of the Lord, then the Spiritual gift of such person is at work.

To others, the gift of faith, prophesy, distinguishing between spirits (good and bad), speaking in diverse tongues, and interpretation of tongues. All these are the work of the same Spirit, only exhibiting in different personalities. The Holy Spirit only distributes as he determines.


1 Cor 12: 28-31

 Some people God has designated in the church to be, first, apostles; second, prophets; third, teachers; then, mighty deeds; then, gifts of healing, assistance, administration, and varieties of tongues. Are all apostles? Are all prophets? Are all teachers? Do all work mighty deeds?  Do all have gifts of healing? Do all speak in tongues? Do all interpret?  Strive eagerly for the greatest spiritual gifts.

*Bible verses were taken from New American Bible – Revised Edition.


Let’s find out your spiritual gifts and use them

Brethren, when you discover your gifts, you are not to brag about it because it should be used for the glory of God. These gifts can also be taken away to be given to another person if we don’t use it effectively.

I urge you to use your spiritual gifts to build the lives of people around you so that through you, more souls can be won into the Kingdom of God.

Have you already discovered your spiritual gifts? How do you use them? Please drop your experience below.

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