I am sure you have heard of classes for the “Gifted and Talented”. Hmmm, so if you were not placed in one of these classes as a child does that mean you were not gifted? And, if you are not considered “Gifted and Talented” you may wonder…”Why am I Here” or “What is my Purpose in Life”?
While I was placed in accelerated classes in school and I have a very creative mind… I have found myself asking those very questions. However, it is when I lose site of the fact that I am fearfully and wonderfully made I find myself asking those questions. You see when God formed me in our Mother’s womb He didn’t just give me my physical and emotional characteristics. Nope…He also gifted me with our Spiritual Gifts.
Frequently I have to remind myself 2 things about Spiritual Gifts…
- I have Spiritual gifts
- So does everyone else
Yep, that’s right, I am not the only one and not everyone is blessed with the same Spiritual Gift. While my strongest Spiritual Gifts are Leadership and Teaching, my weakest came in at Mercy. This does not mean I do not have the capacity to show Mercy but it is not my greatest strength. I now know why I stink at showing empathy but instead want to teach lead or teach someone on what they could do to cope with or fix their issues.
Learning this about myself has been so liberating!!! I no longer have to measure up to other’s expectations.
The only measure for my life is God’s measure!!! I don’t have to:
- Do things according to other’s expectations
- Have to a certain amt of money
- Agree with or be friends with certain people
- Live in a certain neighborhood
- Have a certain job
- ________(fill in the blank with what others expect or try intimidate you with)
There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit (1 Corinthians 12:4).
So, the next time you feel like you must measure up, remember…
You Are Gifted!!!
To discover your Spiritual Gifts: Spiritual Gifts, Test, Inventory Online Survey/Questionnaire