How Do You Find Your Spiritual Gifts And Place In God’s Purposes (And If You’re A Leader How Do You Help Others Do So)?

You are unique and unreproducible.  God made the universe in such a manner that even if you’re a twin no one looks exactly like you, thinks your thoughts, or feels your feelings.  There is no other person in the world equipped and gifted like you, with your track record of faith through life’s ups and downs, sharing your particular passions and if you are a Christian, nobody else has your uniquely designed pattern of spiritual gifts.  There are tests you can take to try to get an idea of what they are, and some of them may even be helpful to give you some idea of whether you’re more of an apostle or evangelist or teacher, but I have found that discovering our place in the Body or our spiritual gifts is not something we do alone by going online to take that kind of test, like a true-or-false quiz or Myers Briggs.  So how do we work that out then?  First of all it requires us to recognise that it’s not about me – it’s about Jesus.  Jesus moves in this […]


CULTURE WINS

Haven’t you seen how one person, especially when placed in a position of leadership, can cause a shift in an entire culture—for good or bad?
As a leader my greatest joys have come from such decisions when we got them right, but 99% of my regrets come from when I got them wrong.