Friday, September 20, 2013

P4 Discovering your Spiritual Gifts in the areas of your Opportunities

1 Corinthians 12:1 Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I do not want you to be unaware.

Discovering your spiritual gifts
Whenever a Christian wants to discover what spiritual graces or gifts God has given them, it is sometimes helpful to take a spiritual gifts test.  As you study the Bible's teaching on spiritual gifts, three areas are used by God in developing every Christian: their calling, burdens and opportunities.  In yesterday's post I gave the reader the second part of the spiritual gifts test that evaluates a Christian's gifts in the realm of their abilities.  In this third part of the test, you will be answering questions pertaining to the area of your God-given opportunities. Think of a spiritual gift test as a compass to point you in the right direction.  I would encourage the reader to read the next several days of blogs, since today's post is the third and final leg of the spiritual gift's test before moving into the part where you begin to discover what gifts you may have. 

Directions: At the end of each question circle the numbered response that best reflects how you really feel: 1=Never; 2= Once in a while; 3=Many times; 4= Always.  

The Gifts looked for in this test (Look back at the day before yesterday's post for definitions): Missionary, Reformer, Soul winner, Shepherd, Teacher, Leader, Communicator, Exhorter, Hospitality, Helps/Service, Administrator, Encourager, Giver, Mercy, Wisdom, Knowledge, Discerner, Intercessor

OPPORTUNITIES = “What I desire God to bring, has brought or is bringing into my life”
                                                                                                                                      Please circle 1 answer
1. I desire to be involved or look to be involved in some type of missions trip                                                                                 1 2 3 4

2. I desire to or have served in aiding a person or a group as to where God is leading them                                                            1 2 3 4

3.  The Holy Spirit has given successful attempts in reaching my unsaved loved ones/friends                                   1 2 3 4

4.  I desire to or have shared a message from a pulpit or went on visits with the pastor                                                                    1 2 3 4

5.  I desire to learn how to teach God’s word or have led a Sunday School class/Bible Study                                                          1 2 3 4

6.  I want to lead a ministry, am being asked to lead or have led in an area of the church                                                                    1 2 3 4

7.  I have been or am being asked to present an idea to a group or the church                                                                               1 2 3 4

8.  I want to reach out to or have made efforts in strengthening other believers in their faith                                                           1 2 3 4

9.  I desire to, have or will be opening up my home to people that I just met                                                                                 1 2 3 4

10. I desire, have or will be getting involved in a service project for the church                                                                                     1 2 3 4

11. I desire, have or will be coordinating an event or ministry in our church                                                                                1 2 3 4

12. I want to, have or will be visiting or sending encouragement to people I know are in need                                                            1 2 3 4

13. I am willing, have or will be giving a sizeable gift to a missions project or church ministry                                                            1 2 3 4

14. I desire, have or will be reaching out to unfortunate or hard to reach people                                                                         1 2 3 4

15. I am open to, have or will be giving counsel to people on making godly and wise choices                                                             1 2 3 4

16. I’m compelled, have or will share insight from God’s word that addresses specific needs                                                       1 2 3 4

17. I desire, have or will be prayerfully observing the spiritual nature of a situation or person                                             1 2 3 4

18. I desire to grow deeper in prayer, learn from others how to pray, and minister by prayer                                              1 2 3 4