What are spiritual gifts?

Spiritual gifts are abilities that God gives believers for the purpose of strengthening the church. Some examples of spiritual gifts are teaching, being an evangelist, pastors and leaders. If God has given you the gift of teaching this gift must be developed and with time and practice it will become a great spiritual gift. How do you know what gift you have? Are you saddened knowing that people are going to hell? Has God given you a desire to share the gospel with others? Then God has given you the gift of evangelism. Even though God has given certain gifts to certain believers, we should all share the gospel when we come to a situation where people need to hear it.

If you are having difficulties finding your spiritual gift then try serving in different ministries at church. Does your church need a 3rd grade Sunday School teacher? Do you like the idea of teaching God’s Word to kids? Then try teaching. Are you a doctor or businessman who makes a good deal of money? Instead of buying a bigger house than you need or getting that fancy sports car, give more to church. You will never find your gift without serving in some way at your church.

We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your faith; if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach; if it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead, do it diligently; if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully.

Romans 12:6-8