Trail Guide–Directions for the Journey of a Lifetime XIII

Discovering Your Spiritual Gifts:

Here are some resources for you:

There are a wide variety of spiritual gift discovery tools. One tool appears beginning on the next page. These tools are simply one way of determining your potential area of giftedness based on your experiences. None of these tools are without fault, and you must never take these results at face value without praying and seeking God.

In addition, you must also answer the questions on these types of surveys honestly. You cannot put down what you wish your answer would be, or hope you answer to be, but what it really is.


A Word of Caution:

Many people have found themselves facing “burn-out” because they get into an area of ministry that was never meant for them, but they are afraid to leave that position. Pressure put on them by other believers, their pastor, and even their own sense of duty, causes them to stay in a place of ministry that drains them and burdens them while they neglect the place God intends for them to serve. Choose carefully where you serve.

Online Resources:

Books for Further Study

What’s So Spiritual About Your Gifts?
By: Henry Blackaby, Mel Blackaby: Published by: Multnomah in 2004

You Are Gifted: Your Spiritual Gifts and the Kingdom of God
By: Ken Hemphill; Published by: B & H Publishing Group in 2009

The Purpose-Driven Life
By: Rick Warren; Published by: Zondervan in 2002

Your Spiritual Gifts Can Help Your Church Grow
By: C. Peter Wagner; Published by: Gospel Light in 2001


Review: Looking back on the Fifth Step on the Trail

Have I made the Decision to become a Child of God through Faith in Jesus Christ?

If I have, then God has placed a special Gift within me that He wants to use in ministry in His Kingdom.

Scriptures to Consider:

  •  1 Corinthians 12 (Whole Chapter)
  •  Romans 12.1-8
  •  1 Peter 4.10

What things can I see myself doing in Ministry?


What needs are there in my church?


Has someone told me I would be “Perfect” for a Job?


Is there an area of service that keeps coming to mind?


Do I find spiritual fulfillment in a particular task?


(Next Part of the Journey: Inviting Others Along)


About bigdbentley

MEET DAVE "BIG D" BENTLEY - A MAN OF MANY HATS I wear a lot of hats in the course of my life. I wear the "husband hat" with my wife, Andie, whom I have been married to for 26 years. I wear the "daddy hat" with my children, Danielle and David, and their spouses, Micah and Tracie. I am privileged to don my "Papa hat" with my two gorgeous grand-daughters, Amaria and Jaydan, and my energetic grandson, Jethro. I wear the "pastor hat" with my church congregation in Wallingford, Vermont. I have served churches in West Virginia, Alabama, Florida and Vermont. In December of last year my wife and I accepted the call to serve in Wallingford, Vermont. In addition to this variety of caps, I am a student, attending Liberty University to receive a Masters in Teaching in Elementary Education as well as secondary Language Arts. My hobbies tend to revolve around my family, so they include, camping, traveling, playing board games, and spending time with them. In addition I enjoy reading, rainy days, listening to and playing worship songs, and cooking.

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