Spiritual Gifts – How To Determine Your Spiritual Gift

You have a spiritual gift. I am sure that you have a spiritual gift if you are a human being. And if you are reading this article, then you are a human being and you have a spiritual gift. But if you do not know what it is, you are not going to benefit from it. In this article I will show you how you can determine or discover your spiritual gift.

It is one of the signs of spiritual awakening that people are searching for a way to find out what spiritual gifts they have received from the Spirit. The people’s spiritual hunger activates them to search for the gifts which the Spirit has given to them. If you are trying to discover or determine what is, or are, the gifts the Spirit has given you then you have come to the right place.

There are three signs which show you what your spiritual gift or gifts are. These three signs are: 1) an activity which is easy or enjoyable for you to do; 2) an activity which you do well, it produces results; 3) it is of benefit to others and, consequently, to you.

Those are the three signs but those do not include how you actually discover the gift. I will discus this later. Let us first discuss the three signs above.

The first sign that you have this gift is that you are doing an activity which is easy or enjoyable for you to do. It may be singing or dancing or healing or speaking in another language. The first two examples I just gave may be also talents. But talents are different from gifts. Strictly speaking, talents are inborn. Gifts are given when you are already of age or are mature enough to make use of the gift. But some so-called talents may also be given as gifts. In other words they arrive late in your life, as in the example I give of singing and dancing.

The second sign is that you do this activity well or are effective in this activity. You lay your hand on a sick person and that sick person gets well. You have the gift of healing. You sing and persons are moved to tears. You have the gift of singing. If you sing and people give you an applause, you may only have the talent of singing but not the gift.

And the third sign is that the activity helps or benefits other people and consequently it benefits you. You heal people and so you become helpful to others. You become a helpful person.

These three signs must appear together, not one at a time. They are present in every activity that is your gift.

Usually a gift is discovered during a crisis situation. You do not go around testing this activity or that activity to find out if you have this or that gift. You do not go around hospitals to lay your hands on sick people to find out if you have the gift of healing. If you do this, the hospital administrators may compel you to leave the hospital as a nuisance.

What usually happens is that you are faced with a crisis situation. For example, your neighbor is sick and the doctors cannot find something wrong with that sick person. And you called in just to visit. Before you leave the sick you say a prayer and as a gesture of help you lay your right hand on the head of that person. The person gets well, instantaneously or after a while. You do this again with other persons and the same effect happens. People are cured. You have the gift of healing.

I gave the example of the gift of healing because it is quite common and there are some who are of the opinion that each of us has the gift of healing. I also give this example because it is a gift which I myself have experienced.

But there are other gifts.

So, how do you determine the gift that has been given to you? Talk with the Spirit. Ask him what gift he has given you. Then go on helping other people. When you meet a crisis situation, you will discover the gift that has been given to you.

Another example. This guy pitied those who do not have a good, stable shelter. He built a housing project for a poor, depressed community. It got publicity. Soon other persons helped him with his project of giving shelter to people. He has the gift of providing shelter to homeless persons. In fact he has gone around the world providing shelter to people. You may know who this person is, because he is famous.

Discovering or determining your gift is like spiritual awakening. You wake up to the reality that you have a gift which can be most helpful to others.

Source by Jose Bulao