What is it?
Spiritual gifts are talents administered by God to His followers that will assist them in spreading the gospel to the world. Each Christian has been given at least one spiritual gift and Peter says “As each one has received a gift, minister it to one another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God” (1 Peter 4:10).
Why is it important?
Spiritual gifts are important as their purpose is to grow God's church and be used with everyone you come in contact with. Paul says in 1 Corinthians 12:7 “But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to each one for the profit of all”. He clearly shows here that spiritual gifts are to benefit everyone when they are used correctly. It’s important to recognise your God given talent/s as it is Him giving us the responsibility to minister to the world about the love of God.
How can you apply/receive it?
As the name implies, spiritual gifts aren’t just something we can acquire in our own might, but are something that must be provided by the Holy Spirit. Sincere prayer and reading of the Bible is the best way for your spiritual gifts to be revealed to you. You can also use various questionnaire quizzes designed to use your personality to direct you to some potential spiritual gift ideas. Ultimately your spiritual gift will be administered by God and is something you will receive once you are ready to become a disciple of Christ.