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You. Are. Special.

Maybe you already “get” that you are a unique creation, BUT maybe you don’t know how you are unique or how important it is that you find out.

As Christians, we talk a lot about how God made us unique, but here is an important question:

Why did He make us each so different?

Answer: God gave YOU special talents and unique gifts for serving others and serving the church body.

Someone in the world is waiting on YOU to learn your spiritual gifts and walk them out. (Imagine me yelling that at you, well, saying it loudly. That’s how important it is!)

Maybe it’s your voice, maybe it’s your passion for ministering to little ones, whatever gifts you have been given, God has given them to you expecting you to use them to serve His Kingdom—and part of that means serving others.

If you feel like you don’t have a gifting, I want to give you a few simple steps that will help you discover your spiritual gifts and put them to good use!

 

It Takes Time to Develop Them

Sometimes, Christians fall into the belief that spiritual gifts are presents that come ready to use.

They just drop into your lap and come fully developed.

Wrong!

Any gifting requires work to bring it into maturity.

The more you learn about your gifts, the better you will be able to use them.

Examples of Spiritual Gifts:

Exhortation       Discernment

Giving                   Leadership

Mercy                       Prophecy

Service                     Teaching

Miracles                    Tongues

Interpretation of Tongues   

Remember the saying, If you don’t use it, you lose it? If you ignore your spiritual giftings, you are ignoring the Holy Spirit, who is calling you to step out on God’s behalf and minister to others.

Not a good idea!

First Corinthians 12:11 (NIV) tells us, “All these are the work of one and the same Spirit, and he distributes them to each one, just as he determines.”

Don’t ever stifle the Holy Spirit; instead, pray that He will speak into your heart and reveal your gifts and exactly how to walk them out.

 

What You Give Returns

First Corinthians 12:27-28 tell us, “Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it. And God has placed in the church first of all apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then miracles, then gifts of healing, of helping, of guidance, and of different kinds of tongues.”

What if I told you that people are waiting on YOU to use your gifts and make a difference in their lives?

My friend Terri Savelle Foy often says, “Someone is waiting on the other side of your obedience.”

When we put the needs of others before our own needs, we are truly walking out God’s love and sharing His light with others; and, as we give, we are reminded of how much has been given to us! Let that sink in a little. Read it again:

When we give to others, we are reminded of how much has been given to us. Amen?!

Luke 6:38 (NIV) tells us “Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.”

Know that I am praying for you and praying that the Holy Spirit will help you discover your spiritual gifts, help you learn more about them, and reveal how God wants you to use them.

To learn more about how to truly live an authentic, happy life, go HERE. I developed this amazing resource to help people like you discover and embrace your identity in Christ, and discover His amazing purpose for your life.

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