Spiritual Gifts:

 

“For as we have many members in one body, but all the members do not have the same function, so we, being many, are one body in Christ, and individually members of one another. Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, let us use them....”(Romans 12:4-6a)

Personalizing membership and ministry is vital to your spiritual growth. Every Christian should be “plugged in” to the Body of Christ. Being committed to a local church is important to victorious Christian living. Once you decide where you are going to worship, you should then decide where you are going to work for the Lord. Every member should also minister to others! God made you to get and give His blessings.

The Bible confirms that you were “wonderfully made” (Psalm 139:14). God’s plan and purpose was to create a person that is Uniquely You. He gifted you to glorify Him with specific influences – naturally and supernaturally. As a Christian, you have a God-given personality and spiritual gifts that motivate you.

Discovering how God created you can be exciting and enlightening. Knowing and exercising your motivation is vital to spiritual victory. The following information is designed to help you understand why you do what you do. Hopefully, this will result in personal growth, avoiding as well as resolving conflicts, and fulfilling ministry.

You should constantly examine yourself to sharpen your focus on God’s will and on serving Him. You can also learn why you feel, think and act the way you do. Self-assessment and discovering should always lead to obedience and a deeper walk with the Lord.

The path of every search must pass beyond yourself toward knowing God better (Philippians 3:10). We give a spiritual gifts inventory, entitled, “Uniquely You” to all new members and to all attenders who request it, so that each person can be the most effective servant of Christ he/she can be. (--Mels Carbonell, Ph.D.)