We are all born with innate talents such as athletic ability or intelligence; however, God has also placed within each of us His spiritual gifts that we are able to leverage for Kingdom purposes. Examples of spiritual gifts include administration, artistic (music and art), evangelism, encouragement, leadership, hospitality, and serving to name only a few. When we choose to move strongly into our gifting, these talents grow, multiply, and become towering strengths, especially when used for God’s ministry.
Have you identified your top three spiritual gifts? My top three gifts are writing, leadership, and administration. Although I was not a Christian as a young adult and did not take the Spiritual Gifts Inventory until I was in my late 40’s, these gifts were available to me to some extent. Since I have chosen to use them for Kingdom purpose, I have seen them grow and have specific impact. I believe if you are not living out your top three spiritual gifts on a daily basis, you are not only cheating God but also yourself. You were made for a purpose, and your spiritual gifts are your tools to move deeply into that fulfilling life calling.
If you have never heard of or taken a Spiritual Gifts Inventory, reach out so that I can email you a survey and definitions of the gifts. I want everyone to have this resource.
About the Author: Sandra Dillon is a professional coach, consultant, and mentor with an extensive background in business development, leadership, and ministry which provides her with the experience, relational skills, and proven processes to move individuals, couples, and leaders to higher levels of personal awareness, effectiveness, and goal achievement. She coaches in a variety of areas including life purpose and plans, business, finances, and premarital/marriage. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org