Where’s My Gift?


Not a gift for me.

Your gift.

1 Peter 4:10 says:

“As each of you has received a gift (a particular spiritual talent, a gracious divine endowment), employ it for one another as [befits] good trustees of God’s many-sided grace [faithful stewards of the extremely diverse powers and gifts granted to Christians by unmerited favor].”

But sometimes we struggle to find our unique gift.  Here are some questions to ask yourself…

What comes natural to you?

What are you really good at?

Where would others say your talents lie?

What excites you?

What topic can you talk about for hours?

What energizes you?

If you could do anything you want in life, what would it be?

What dreams and desires have you had since you were young?

If it helps, ask people who know you really well to answer these questions. Sometimes other people can see things in us we don’t see.

And most importantly, simply ask the Lord what your gift is and how to fulfill that call throughout your daily life, but when you ask, be sure to listen.

He’s already speaking to you by way of the talents, dreams, and desires He’s placed within you, but if you’re like me sometimes I need a little more concrete direction.

One of my favorite verses to quote when I’m needing some direction is Proverbs 16:3:

“Roll your works upon the Lord [commit and trust them wholly to Him; He will cause your thoughts to become agreeable to His will, and] so shall your plans be established and succeed.”

I love the part that says “He will cause your thoughts to become agree-able to His will.”

When you come to Lord and simply say “Lord, I want to fulfill your call on my life. I want to bear fruit for you the world can see. I trust you with my life and I commit all of my works to you.”

He promises us that He will cause our thoughts to become agreeable to His will. And when that happens we will have success.

Just come to Him.

He is there with open arms ready to hang out with you and lead you in the way in which you should go. (Isaiah 48:17)