Read: 1 Peter 4:11-16
Each day I get to use my spiritual gifts of teaching and discernment to serve my community. My job is my ministry, and I intentionally sought work that would allow me to use my God-equipped gifts. On Sundays, I serve my church using those same spiritual gifts and have done so for years. What are your spiritual gifts?
As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace: whoever speaks, as one who speaks oracles of God; whoever serves, as one who serves by the strength that God supplies—in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ. To him belong glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.
— 1 Peter 4:10–11
If you don’t know your gifts from God, there are many ways to figure them out. Reading and studying the Word can help you tune into where God wants you. Praying and journaling also help in this process. Growth Track, a membership class that you can take through our church, has a whole session dedicated to helping believers find the specific ways that God has equipped them.
Understanding our spiritual gifts can help us work to grow together with other believers and use our gifts well. Remember, our gifts were given to us by God with the purpose of uniting all believers together in the fullness of God. Being intentional and using our gifts well ensures we don’t waste what God has blessed us with. This brings glory to our God.
- How do your spiritual gifts reflect God’s grace in your life?
- In what ways are you using your gifts to bring glory to God?
- How can you become a more faithful steward of the gifts God has entrusted to you?