Spiritual Gifts: Week 3 - Devotion 2

Today, you have a simple challenge. Find someone who knows you well that is not related to you. This could be a best friend, classmate, or someone in your youth group. Take some time today to either ask them face-to-face or text them the following questions:

  • What do you think that I am pretty good at?

  • If you were to pick my strengths, what would they be?

  • What do you see me get excited about?


Now, the purpose of asking these questions is to help you get a better idea of what your passions are. Here's why. Often (not always, but often) these passions can be arrows pointing at your areas of spiritual gifts.

As you seek to be someone who truly uses his or her gifts to serve your church and grow God’s Kingdom, discovering what your gifts are is important. The cool thing is that God wants you to serve and He wants you to serve how He’s gifted you. So, He makes it easy to find your giftings.

Pray to Him, asking Him to show you what your gifts are. But, then, simply get busy! Jump in doing something your church does that seems like it would excite you. If it does, if you enjoy it, feel fulfilled by it, or are otherwise good at whatever it is you’ve started doing, chances are, this is an area God has gifted you in. 

Asking others is a fun way to begin to find these answers about yourself and your gifts. But simply jumping in the deep end of God’s work in the world is the best way to see where God is calling you to serve.

What are you waiting for?

Emily Traylor