DO YOU KNOW YOUR GIFTS?
I have two young daughters and they have a strange fascination with My Little Pony. If you’re not familiar with MLP (everything’s got an acronym these days) then you’re in for a treat. In the MLP world, we encounter colorful animated ponies that speak and act just like my girls, ages 8 and 11. The interesting thing about these ponies is that they all strive to earn their “cutie marks.” The cutie mark is a badge of accomplishment that is painted on their side so that all other ponies can see their special talent. In the MLP world, every pony has or is seeking to find their unique cutie marks. This gives them their identity, personality, and ultimately their purpose in life.
As people created in the image of God, it’s not hard to imagine why the human race has been so productive and creative. It's also pretty obvious why we're all desperately trying to find our cutie marks. Our spiritual gifts help us make sense out of who we are and why we exist. When we align our spiritual gifts with the will of God, something incredible happens, we find purpose and contentment. As I often say, “Knowing is half the battle.” And in this case, knowing your gifts is key to being all that God has intended for you.
One helpful way to determine your gifts is to take an assessment. If you’d like to spend 5-10 minutes and better understand your spiritual giftings, please take the GiftsTest. It’s free and totally confidential.
Our lives are rarely filled with magical ponies, rainbows or unicorns. But when we seek who God made us to be, we begin to understand how God uniquely gifted us to glorify Him through our service to others.