What are my gifts?
You may have noticed that God doesn’t whisk you safely up to heaven as soon as you are converted to faith. You’re still here! That can mean only one thing: your work here is not completed. You’re not just killing time here until death or judgment day ends it all. You are part of God’s mission team to make a spiritual difference in other people’s lives.
You are called to be distributors of God’s Word and God’s love. You have been given a place and a set of relationships by God. The only question that remains is the particular role that he needs you to play. For that you need to take a personal gifts inventory of your life. “Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms” (1 Peter 4:10).
Q: So how do you know what those gifts are? A: What are you good at? Where does your spiritual passion lie? What kinds of work and service do you care about? What do other people compliment you on? Do people tell you that you are good at teaching and explaining? singing? playing a musical instrument? creating a spreadsheet? growing and arranging flowers? telling stories? writing? graphic design? caring for buildings? creating great meals? caring for children? designing websites? curating a church Facebook page? organizing care for seniors?
Using God’s gifts satisfies your soul.
As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.
1 Peter 4:10 KJV