How to discover your spiritual gift(s)
If I read chapter 12 to you, what is absent is any guidance on how to find your gift. The Corinthian issue was not with discovering their gifts but their abuse of them. We could wish Paul gave a helpful guide but he doesn’t. In fact, there is no passage of Scripture that explicitly tells us how to discover our spiritual gift. The Bible isn’t as concerned with how to find them as what we do with them.
To help find your gift, here’s what I suggest. Head. Heart. Eyes. Ears.
Head – what does the Bible teach about gifts?
Heart – what am I drawn toward?
Eyes – where does God appear to bless?
Ears – what do godly people affirm to me?
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