Whenever God gives us an assignment, He always equips us with what we need to accomplish it, ie., Spiritual gifts, heart, abilities, personality, and experience.

God gives every believer a spiritual gift to be used in ministry. You cannot earn your spiritual gifts or deserve them —that’s why they are called spiritual gifts! they are an expression of God’s grace to you. Christ has generously divided out His gifts to us. Neither do you get to choose which gifts you’d like to have; God determines that.

Because God loves variety and he wants us to be special, no single gift is given to everyone. Also, no individual receives ALL the gifts. If you had them all, you would have no need of any one else, and that would defeat one of God‘s purposes —to teach us to love and depend on each other.

When you find that that you are intensely interested in something or a subject that no one else cares about, that interest came from God.

God wants you to serve Him passionately, not dutifully. Listening for inner promptings can point to the ministry God intends for you to have.

Also, whenever you do what God wired you to ‘love’ to do, you get good at it. Passion drives perfection. If you don’t care about a task, it is unlikely that you will excel at it. In contrast, the highest achievers in any field are those who do it because of passion, not duty or profit.

Verse to Remember: “God works through different men in different ways, but it is the same God who achieves His purposes through them all” (1 Corinthians 12:6).

The Question to Consider: In what way can you see yourself passionately serving others and loving it?

~Rick Warren