If you are lucky or blessed to receive the spiritual gifts of the holy spirit, you should do your best to use them to the best of your ability. Once you have received these gifts, you have a responsibility to use them for God’s will. To do that, you must be able to access these gifts and use them knowingly.
A quick internet search will turn up many sources, all of which claim a different number of gifts from the Holy Spirit. However, many of these gifts overlap and some lists are not complete. The Bible mentions nineteen gifts in the New Testament. Once you know them, you must develop the habits that will unlock these many blessings from God.
The nineteen spiritual gifts are as follows:
There is no definitive set of instructions on how to connect with your gifts. Besides that, we are all different. What might work for one person may not work for the next. However, there are several habits that you could improve or develop that can help you access them better.
This article will explain the habits that can make you connect with your spiritual gifts. Surprisingly, these habits apply to everyday life as well. See how you have the power to connect at least one practice to each of these blessings. Below are 19 habits that can help you connect with your spiritual gifts.
1. Administration: be proactive.
A person with the gift of administration is destined to lead the church by implementing plans and organization. It’s similar to leadership, but instead of leading through inspiration, they lead through tasks. Being proactive is a habit of any effective manager. You know what needs to be done, so you do it quickly.
2. Apostolate – Be a great storyteller.
Apostolate is a gift that the Holy Spirit gives to those who intend to spread the church to places where the church may not be. People with this gift learn well to tell stories. After all, if you’re going to hold your audience’s attention, a well-thought-out, timely, and well-spoken story is the perfect way to go.
3. Discernment – Listen without prejudice.
This gift is also known as distinguishing between spirits. You can practically feel the difference between real people and fake people, right and wrong, or truth and lies. However, to do this, you must learn to listen to truly listen to people, whether you agree with them or not. You should practice seeing the truth in a non-judgmental situation.
4. Evangelism: communicate effectively.
Evangelists are expected to spread the word of God, especially to lost souls and non-believers. They must do this without fear of talking to strangers. To do this, an evangelist must be a “people person.” They must be able to communicate effectively with anyone, regardless of their differences.
5. Exhortation – Be passionate.
The gift of exhortation is essentially the gift of being a motivational speaker. If you have this gift, you must help lift up people who may be wavering in their faith. You must be an animator of God. This requires extreme passion for what you believe in.
6. Faith: Think positive thoughts often.
The gift of faith is no different from having faith. The advantage of faith means that you have an unwavering dedication to God; When it asks you to move, you move. You cannot be a negative person and have this unwavering dedication. It would be better if you learned to think positive as often as possible.
7. Give – Be nice to others.
The gift of giving means that you give freely to those in need and you enjoy doing so. A bad person will rarely give. Someone who truly gives without expectations must be kind and compassionate to others.
8. Healing: take care of yourself.
the gift of healing It doesn’t just mean that you heal others. It means that you must also heal yourself. After all, if you don’t take care of yourself, you won’t be able to help anyone else. Be sure to take care of your mental, spiritual, and emotional health to fully connect with this gift.
This is understanding and explaining the next gift, the gift of tongues, or interpreting what people are saying to you. You may not get it right the first time. It can be uncomfortable at first because not many people receive this gift. However, stick with it and you will eventually get the hang of it.
10. Tongues – Be brave.
This is the other part of the above gift. You cannot have both spiritual gifts. Instead of interpretation, you are the person who has been blessed with the ability to speak God’s languages. However, people who speak in tongues cannot interpret the message. It can be terrifying when God takes hold of you and conveys this message through you; It is almost as if you have lost control of your body. However, let go of your fear and surrender to God to fully connect with your gift. It is an incredibly divine experience, one not to be feared.
11. Knowledge – Read a lot.
The gift of knowledge can absorb, interpret and reiterate a vast collection of knowledge to others. You are not going to wake up one day with all the experience in the world in your head. You must actively seek it out every day. Reading a lot will give you access to a wide variety of knowledge.
12. Leadership: learn to inspire others.
The gift of leadership is more than telling others what to do. It is caring for them so genuinely that you want to guide them in the right direction, toward salvation. To lead people, you must inspire them, so strive to be a inspiring person.
13. Mercy – Be empathetic.
The gift of mercy allows you to share the burden of another until God removes that burden. While being empathic is more of a natural trait than a learned one, it doesn’t mean you can’t learn to strengthen your empathy. Work on this to fully connect with your gift.
14. Miracles: keep an open mind.
The gift of miracles can be a great responsibility. With this gift, you connect others to the glory and blessing of God. You never claim this power for yourself. To do this, you must be open-minded and ready to share God’s glory in whatever way he deems worthy.
15. Pastor / Pastor – Be attentive to details.
Many people think of the pastor as a leader and, in a sense, he is. However, they are more of a flock protector and guide, making sure to keep the community connected to God. To do this, the pastor must be on the lookout for small changes in his congregation that alert him to potential problems (the devil sneaks in).
16. Prophecy: Trust your instincts.
The gift of prophecy is an incredible gift in which you can share God’s revelations. This means that you must be able to interpret God’s revelations. That requires using your instincts. Don’t question yourself. The Holy Spirit gave you what you need to analyze these revelations.
17. Service – Be humble.
The gift of service is a gift that often puts you on the back burner. Your role is to help others who can be a more public figure. This means that you must be humble and accept your role in the background. You are no less important than anyone else, but you should be satisfied with the possibility of receiving less public recognition.
18. Teaching: honesty is the best policy.
If you have been blessed with the gift of teaching, it will hold you to a higher standard than everyone else. This is because you have the sole responsibility of carrying God’s instructions to his flock. It is a great responsibility and requires that you give these lessons directly as God intended, not that you interpret them to your liking.
19. Wisdom: have a greater awareness of yourself.
At first, wisdom and knowledge may seem like the same gift, but they are very different. Knowledge is knowing things; wisdom has The perspective to apply this knowledge to life. You must be self-aware to be wise. So first, you have to understand that you are not perfect. You are simply a humble servant of the Lord. This clarity will allow you the ability to make sound judgments, which is what wisdom focuses on.
The Holy Spirit does not honor anyone with spiritual gifts. If God chooses you to share these gifts, you are indeed an extraordinary individual. God chose you, so you must believe that you are worthy of receiving a spiritual gift.
Believing that you are worthy is half the battle of connecting with spiritual gifts. The other half is living a life that allows you to take full advantage of your talents. Although the above 19 habits are written as a habit that correlates to a gift, they are all good habits to practice no matter what advantage you have.
Keep practicing these 19 habits, let God work through you and be humble. You will find that connecting with your spiritual gift becomes an effortless endeavor that enriches your life and that of others. Be blessed!