Spiritual gifts are given to members of Christ’s body at the sovereign discretion of the Holy Spirit, used in accordance with opportunities provided for by Jesus, and made effective by the work of the Father. God’s intent is for each person to utilize their gifts to serve others and demonstrate the grace of God in various ways.
Rather than drawing attention toward one’s self or providing cause for pride, the gifts are intended to bring glory and honor to God, strengthen the lives of believers, and draw unbelievers toward God. Each person upon accepting the gift of salvation through Jesus Christ receives the Holy Spirit inside as a seal of salvation. The Spirit then gives to each believer certain gifts from God to do the work of God (Ephesians 1:12–14, 1 Corinthians 12:1-13:3, 14:1, 12b, 18, 15:10; Ephesians 2:8-10, 1 Peter 4:10-11, Romans 12:4-8).
Below are two test options that will help you determine what your spiritual gifts may be.