Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Hide and Seek

How do I find my spiritual gift? This is a question often asked, and I find it interesting that the Bible nowhere directly deals with it. It says that all have spiritual gifts and should use them (Romans 12:3-8; 1 Corinthians 12:12-27: 1 Peter 4:10,11). One of the clear implications of this is that every member is important but none are to exalt themselves, for we all need each other. But how do we find what our gift is? We are not told to find our gift, but to serve and obey God (Romans 6:12-14; 12:10,11; Ephesians 2:10). I am not against using available resources to try to determine what our gift is, though we must remember these are human wisdom. However, we should not spend excessive time waiting around to discover our gift or be too quick to dismiss meeting a need because it is not our gifting. But if we follow Christ, we will find out what He wants us to do.


  1. I sometimes think that knowing our gifts is about knowing what things make us feel alive. Makes me think of what Irenaeus said:

    ""The Glory of God is Man fully Alive""

    1. That certainly is one thing to look for in finding your gifts. Though sometimes you have to try a few things till you find the ones that fit.