You Are Gifted

Author: Savannah Coleman — Host: Emily TenterPosted on: August 13, 2022

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You Are Gifted

Did you know that you are gifted? When you become a follower of Christ, He gives you at least one spiritual gift to edify the body of believers. In Romans 12, Paul wrote to the church in Rome and reminded them of God’s love for them and of the different gifts they were given. These gifts were to be used in humble service toward their fellow Christians.The end result of using our gifts is building one another up. Romans 12:6-8 lists some of the gifts we can have, including serving, encouraging, and leading.Is there an area you know you are particularly gifted in? Perhaps God has given you a heart for getting down in the trenches and serving those in your community who may otherwise be overlooked. Maybe you thrive on being that voice of encouragement to others around you who are suffering, who might even be going through some trials that are similar to ones you’ve walked through in your own life. Do you display leadership qualities that could be used to rally others around a worthy cause?The Holy Spirit has graciously given us various gifts to use for God’s glory and for the encouragement of His people (1 Corinthians 12:4, 11). If you’ve put your trust in Jesus, His Holy Spirit is in you, and you are a part of His body of believers. Like a body has many different parts, we are all different and we all need each other.If you feel like you don’t have a clue what your spiritual gift(s) may be, you can spend some time in prayer, asking God to reveal ways you can serve His people. You can also talk to some family members or friends you trust and ask them what kinds of qualities they see in you and how they think you are gifted.In many cases, our talents or the things our hearts bend toward can play a role in our spiritual gifts as well. For example, if you love praising God through song or instrument, ask God how you can use your musicality in the place He has you. If you don’t have a specific talent in mind, you can try out different areas of service in your church or community and see what fits your soul. • Savannah Coleman• What is the purpose of spiritual gifts? • What questions to you have about spiritual gifts? • How might God be giving you opportunities to serve His body, the church?A spiritual gift is given to each of us so we can help each other. 1 Corinthians 12:7 (NLT)


Read Verses:

Romans 12:3-Romans 12:8; 1 Corinthians 12; 1 Peter 4:10-1 Peter 4:11