There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Holy Spirit distributes them. There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. 1 Corinthians 12:4-5 NIV
What has God created you to do?
Identifying your Spiritual Gifts
God has given to each of us gifts that are to be used to reflect His love. Your gift is unique and custom made just for you.
Although I was very shy and intoverted as a child, God allowed me to enter the nursing profession where I would interact with countless individuals from diverse backgrounds. I assessed patients based on subjective and objective data which required me to learn and practice the skills of therapeutic communication. Even so, my spiritual gift was to minister to patients by giving comforting emotional support through my smile, my gentle tone of voice, and words of encouragement.
God has allowed me to fully understand what He expects me to do with my spiritual gifts. I am given the opportunity to provide a kind word of encouragement on a daily basis. I always breathe a prayer thanking God for allowing me to let others know that He is love.
The Bible tells us that we are fearfully and wonderfully made in the image of God, Psalm 139:14. It is our responsibility to ask God to reveal our spiritual gifts and the manner in which He desires for us to use them.
We have a purpose in life: Our duty to God is to show others that He is full of love, grace, and mercy.
Challenge for today: Pray for the desire to use your spiritual gifts on a daily basis.
Prayer for today: Dear God, Please reveal my spiritual gifts and the purpose you have for me in life. It is my desire to serve you through obedience. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.
Sonya Johnson Ruiz