Before we get started, we need just a few pieces of information from you.
“… each of you has your own gift from God; one has this gift, another has that.”
-1 Corinthians 7:7
At the moment of salvation, you are given at least one spiritual gift. Spiritual gifts are given for the purpose of building up the Church. The apostle Paul writes passionately about the gifts in 1 Corinthians 12-14. Do you know your spiritual gift(s)? Take the Spiritual Gifts Assessment.
Other spiritual gifts I believe I have:
What is one reason you believe you have the spiritual gifts you checked or listed above?
“… God has put it into their hearts to accomplish his purpose …”
-Revelation 17:17 “Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.”
We all have things in our lives we love to do. Psalm 139 tells us that it was God Who formed you in your mother’s womb. He isn’t surprised by the things that make your heart soar.
What if the things you love to do could be used for God’s glory?
List some things you’re good at and love doing:
People compliment me when:
“There are different kinds of working, but in all of them and in everyone it is the same God at work.” -1 Corinthians 12:6
What are some of the abilities God has blessed you with? Abilities may manifest themselves in your workplace, home, hobbies or in your community involvement. You may not necessarily love doing what you’re good at but what if God wanted to use your abilities in ways you could hardly imagine?
The following are my strongest abilities:
Examples: drama, writing, speaking, art, photography, video, counseling, fixing, designing, computers, accounting, music, memory, tutoring, athletics
Other skills and abilities I’m learning or working on are:
“For who knows a person's thoughts except their own spirit within them? In the same way no one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God.” -1 Corinthians 2:11
Hey you! You’re special! God made you the way you are. You may be the life of the party or the person who prefers to blend into the crowd. Either way, you’re a unique and beautiful creation of God. Don’t be fooled into thinking God couldn’t possibly use someone with your personality. How do you see yourself?
“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” –Romans 8:28
You can’t live the life you’ve been given without experiencing intense joy and deep sorrow.
God uses both your wonderful and difficult experiences to shape you into who you are. Think about it long enough and you’ll see how God’s faithfulness has taken you through some storms.
What if He could use those experiences to help others going through similar things?