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.
AN IMPORTANT THOUGHT BEFORE YOU MOVE TO THE LAST SECTION!!
Now that you are done answering the questions, go onto the last section of this test and tally up your answers. Remember that the results of this test are just suggestions of gifts or areas of ministry for you to look at in discerning your spiritual gifts. Getting involved in the ministries of the church and serving others is vital in having a true accurate picture of what the Lord has gifted you to do.
Discerning what your gifts might be
Directions: Place the answers you circled in the appropriate box under each set of responses. Then add each column and write the answer below. Note the highest numbers and second highest totals to discern your own personal gift combinations.
PART ONE: ADD UP THE NUMBERS OF YOUR RESPONSES
Questions: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
PART TWO: LOOK TO SEE THE GIFT BELOW EACH TOTAL NUMBER
PART THREE: DISCERN WHICH GIFTS YOU MIGHT HAVE
What gift (s) did you rank highest?
What gift(s) did you rank second highest?
Note: It is up to you whether you want to share your findings with your Pastor or other Mature Believer, or whether you keep the results to yourself. The important thing is that you begin serving God and further explore just how He has designed you with His calling, your abilities, and opportunities.