Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Wednesday August 17th - Discovering you spiritual gifts by way of your calling

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.  The following spiritual gift test is based upon the 18 gifts that were discussed in the last post. 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 this particular test, you will be answering questions pertaining to God's area of your calling. 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 first leg of the spiritual gift's test - namely the area of your calling. 

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 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

YOUR CALLING = “What I’m led or burdened to do” Please circle 1 answer

1. I am burdened to represent Christ to those who have never heard the gospel                                                                               1 2 3 4

2. I feel compelled to speak of where God is wanting to move in today’s church and culture                                                             1 2 3 4

3. I am burdened to think of different ways in sharing the gospel                                                                                                      1 2 3 4

4. I am burdened to direct people to God’s word for answers to life’s issues          1 2 3 4

5. I find it a thrill to unpack God’s word for others to explore                                1 2 3 4                                             

6. Motivating people towards a set of God’s goals excites me                                                                                                        1 2 3 4

7. I am comfortable explaining complex ideas in simple ways for people to understand  1 2 3 4

8. I am burdened to motivate others to focus on God and not their problems                 1 2 3 4

9.  I enjoy opening my home up to Bible studies or get-togethers.                                 1 2 3 4
10. I serve better behind the scenes than out in the public eye                                     1 2 3 4

11. I enjoy analyzing situations and figuring out who needs to go where                       1 2 3 4

12. I desire to pour my soul out to people who need strengthening                             1 2 3 4

13. I endeavor to give all I can without hesitation to further the work of the gospel                                                                  1 2 3 4

14. Its my mission to befriend those who are in emotional or physical need                  1 2 3 4

15. I believe in practical and systematic problem solving before rushing to conclusions                                                            1 2 3 4

16. I desire to use God’s word to give insight into a specific situation or need           1 2 3 4

17.  I make it a priority to pray and proceed cautiously before acting in any situation                                                             1 2 3 4

18. I usually will sense the need to pray-for others and to pray for long stretches of time                                                                 1 2 3 4

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