Discovering Your Spiritual Gift(s)

Discovering our spiritual gifts helps us discover our divine destiny. To discover them we have to understand them and know what the options are. I hope this brief blog helps you with that.

A spiritual gift is a God-given ability to build up other people as they grow in discipleship and seek to bring God’s truth, beauty, and goodness into the world. There are lists of gifts in Romans 12, 1 Corinthians 12, Ephesians 4, 1 Peter 4 and other places in the Scriptures.  

Below is a list of the gifts in the Bible and descriptions as to their nature.  

Which gifts do you think are yours?  How can you use them to make disciples and further God’s Love in His world?


Definitions of Gifts

Administration

The gift of administration is the divine strength or ability to organize multiple tasks and groups of people to accomplish these tasks.

Luke 14:28-30Acts 6:1-71 Corinthians 12:28

 

Apostleship

The gift of apostleship is the divine strength or ability to pioneer new churches and ministries through planting, overseeing, and training.

Acts 15:22-351 Corinthians 12:282 Corinthians 12:12Galatians 2:7-10Ephesians 4:11-14

 

Craftsmanship

The gift of craftsmanship is the divine strength or ability to plan, build, and work with your hands in construction environments to accomplish multiple ministry applications.

Exodus 30:2231:3-112 Chronicles 34:9-13Acts 18:2-3

 

Discernment

The gift of discernment is the divine strength or ability to spiritually identify falsehood, to distinguish between right and wrong motives and the spiritual forces at work in situations.

Matthew 16:21-23Acts 5:1-1116:16-181 Corinthians 12:101 John 4:1-6

 

Evangelism

The gift of evangelism is the divine strength or ability to help non-Christians take the necessary steps to become a born-again Christian.

Acts 8:5-68:26-4014:2121:8Ephesians 4:11-14

 

Exhortation

The gift of exhortation is the divine strength or ability to strengthen, comfort or urge others to action through the written or spoken word and Biblical truth.

Acts 14:22Romans 12:81 Timothy 4:13Hebrews 10:24-25

 

Faith

The gift of faith is the divine strength or ability to believe in God for unseen supernatural results in every arena of life.

Acts 11:22-24Romans 4:18-211 Corinthians 12:9; Hebrews 11

 

Giving

The gift of giving is the divine strength or ability to produce wealth and to give by tithes and offerings for the purpose of advancing the Kingdom of God on earth.

Mark 12:41-44Romans 12:82 Corinthians 8:1-79:2-7 65

 

Healing

The gift of healing is the divine strength or ability to act as an intermediary in faith, prayer, and by the laying-on of hands for the healing of physical, mental and spiritual sickness.

Acts 3:1-109:32-3528:7-101 Corinthians 12:928

 

Helps

The gift of helps is the divine strength or ability to work in a supportive role for the accomplishment of tasks in Christian ministry with the ability to often see the need before others do.

Mark 15:40-41Acts 9:36Romans 16:1-21 Corinthians 12:28

 

Hospitality

The gift of hospitality is the divine strength or ability to create warm, welcoming environments for others in places such as your home, office, or church.

Acts 16:14-15Romans 12:1316:23Hebrews 13:1-21 Peter 4:9

 

Intercession

The gift of intercession is the divine strength or ability to stand in the gap in prayer for someone, something, or someplace, believing for profound results.

Hebrews 7:25Colossians 1:9-124:12-13James 5:14-16

 

Word of Knowledge

The gift of knowledge is the divine strength or ability to bring truth to a situation by supernatural revelation. This is often accompanied by a word from God.

Acts 5:1-111 Corinthians 12:8Colossians 2:2-3

 

Leadership

The gift of leadership is the divine strength or ability to influence people at their level while directing and focusing them on the big picture, vision, or idea.

Romans 12:81 Timothy 3:1-135:17Hebrews 13:17

 

Mercy

The gift of mercy is the divine strength or ability to feel empathy and to care for those who are hurting in any way.

Matthew 9:35-36Mark 9:41Romans 12:81 Thess. 5:14

 

Miracles

The gift of miracles is the divine strength or ability to alter the natural outcomes of life in a supernatural way through prayer, faith, and divine direction.

Acts 9:36-4219:11-1220:7-12Romans 15:18-191 Corinthians 12:1028

 

Pastor/Shepherd

The gift of pastor/shepherd is the divine strength or ability to care for the personal needs of others by nurturing and mending life issues.

John 10:1-18Ephesians 4:11-141 Timothy 3:1-71 Peter 5:1-3

 

Prophecy

The gift of prophecy is the divine strength or ability to communicate God’s truth and heart in a way that calls people to a right relationship with God.

Acts 2:37-407:51-5326:24-291 Corinthians 14:1-41 Thessalonians 1:5

 

Service

The gift of serving is the divine strength or ability to do small or great tasks in working for the overall good of the body of Christ.

Acts 6:1-7Romans 12:7Galatians 6:101 Timothy 1:16-18Titus 3:14

 

Teaching

The gift of teaching is the divine strength or ability to study and learn from the Scriptures primarily to bring understanding and depth to other Christians.

Acts 18:24-2820:20-211 Corinthians 12:28Ephesians 4:11-14

 

Tongues (and Interpretation)

The gift of tongues is the divine strength or ability to pray in a heavenly language to encourage your spirit and to commune with God. The gift of tongues is often accompanied by interpretation and should be used appropriately.

Acts 2:1-131 Corinthians 12:1014:1-14

 

Word of Wisdom

The gift of wisdom is the divine strength or ability to understand and to bring clarity to situations and circumstances often through applying the truths of Scripture in a practical way.

Acts 6:3,101 Corinthians 2:6-1312:8


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