In today’s language, the kids to young adults understand what a super power is. They ask each other the question, “What is your super power?” The answers vary and can be anything from eating 10 hotdogs to clairvoyance, the ability to gain information through extrasensory perception.
Biblically, we have Spiritual Gifts, found in 1 Corinthians Ch. 12. They are wisdom, knowledge, faith, healing, miracles, prophecy, discernment, tongues, and interpretation of tongues. I believe we are not limited to these gifts. I’ve seen people have a gift of leadership or teaching. The interesting thing I’ve noticed is most people are not aware of their gifts. They seem to be just part of who they are so they don’t seem to understand they are a gift. Asking the Holy Spirit what our gifts are is a practical tool to help us find our gifts.
I have done this very thing. I received a message, quick and clear, of discernment. At the time I didn’t know what that was and had to look it up. Simply put it is the ability to distinguish between the true and the false. I have also been given a gift in the healing arena. It seems we can have more than one.
Why is it important to know our gifts you might ask? Well, when we our called to service by the Holy Spirit then the use of our gifts will be in line with this call. Since the Holy Spirit has given us these gifts to use in service to our fellow human beings then the call will include the gifts so we can be of maximum usefulness. We also have to be receivers, something that is very hard for some of us. We have to let others use their gifts by helping us. We have to receive power from the Holy Spirit to use our gifts.
I invite you to research and receive, to be a part of the family of God, so we may help each other to evolve into the human beings our Creator calls us to be. Together we can become one in unity of purpose to serve.