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Do's & Don'ts of Exploring Spiritual Gifts

Updated: Oct 19, 2021

Recently I took a spiritual gifts assessment. If you're wondering what that is, don't worry. I got you. It's essentially a test to discover your spiritual gifts based on Romans 12:3-8, 1 Corinthians 12:1-31 and Ephesians 4.

After taking it and discovering my very accurate results, I was a little disappointed. Now let's be real, I knew I didn't have the gift of prophecy or healing or anything like that. Yet, for a brief moment I wanted to be surprised by the results. I wanted to "discover" something new about myself. So much so, that I took a completely different spiritual gifts assessment 5 minutes later. Those results yielded very similar results.

In that 30 minute time period, I made the mistake of devaluing my gifts so I want to share with you some do's and don'ts of exploring spiritual gifts.

Do: Learn and try to figure out your spiritual gifts. There is absolutely nothing wrong with taking an assessment, but pray first. Ask God to reveal to you what your gifts are. Also consider what areas you enjoy most in ministry. You may already know or have an idea of your spiritual gifts.