What Are Your Gifts?

A couple of days ago I posted my top 5 strengths from the StrengthsFinder 2.0 test. Today I am continuing what I call the “Who Am I” series of posts by looking at my spiritual gifts.

God has gifted every Christian with spiritual gifts. Gene Wilkes defines a spiritual gift as “an expression of the Holy Spirit in the life of believers which empowers them to serve the body of Christ, the church.” If you are wondering, or have ever wondered, where God has gifted you to serve His church; take a spiritual gifts survey to discover the gifts God has given you.

Here are my top 3: Giving, Administration, Service/Helps.

Giving (24)
Members with the gift of giving give freely and joyfully to the work and mission of the body. Cheerfulness and liberality are characteristics of individuals with this gift (Rom. 12:8).

Administration (18)
Persons with the gift of administration lead the body by steering others to remain on task. Administration enables the body to organize according to God-given purposes and long-term goals (1 Cor. 12:28).

Service/Helps (16)
Those with the gift of service/helps recognize practical needs in the body and joyfully give assistance to meeting those needs. Christians with this gift do not mind working behind the scenes (1 Cor. 12:28; Rom. 12:7).

What are your spiritual gifts?

You can download and take the Spiritual Gifts Survey from LifeWay Christian Resources. You can also download the list of gift descriptions and scripture references as well. Both files require Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Related links & References:

What Are Your Strengths?

LifeWay Christian Resources


3 thoughts on “What Are Your Gifts?

  1. I have found my gift, but it makes for a trying spiritual life. I’m at peace with God but his gift of revelation is at odds with the egotistical interpretations of the word, so common today. What to do?

  2. Connecting our talents (which is what StrengthsFinder identifies) to our spiritual gifts (supernatural endownments from our Creator) is a great way to get a true picture of how God has fashioned each of us, uniquely.

    Our gifts may have the same definition or title, but they will manifest differently in each of us, because we are unique.

    To Pelagian7 and others who may feel that their gift is a challenge, stressor, burden (all my words!) or is trying, it’s important to seek Godly counsel. He would never gift us with anything that is too much for us to use, apply or bear!

    As a Christian life coach, I work with people who not only seek to identify their gifts, but to apply them in Kingdom service the way that God intends and through processes that are fulfilling to them as individuals. The journey can at times be challenging, but it is very rewarding!

    Brian, thank you for sharing.

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