If you follow me on Instagram, you know that it took me a long time to understand what “counts” as a spiritual gift. I used to think that I’m not doing anything uber profound so I have nothing to offer or that spiritual gifts were reserved for the best and important leaders. Maybe you’ve thought something similar? Spoiler alert: these thoughts are wrong.
Bible journaling and this community have been HUGE in my growth and understanding in faith so I designed these pieces to encourage YOU and open your eyes to your spiritual gift(s). One piece in particular actually spells out the criteria for a spiritual gift:
1. Empowered by the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 12:11)
2. Spread for common good & to love others (1 Corinthians 12:7)
3. Used to build up the church (1 Corinthians 14:26)
When I throw off the pressure and comparisons that I put on myself, I see what tools God has given me. AKA: spiritual gifts. I create, design, volunteer, teach, give, serve, and photograph to love others and glorify Him. I am a leader in kid’s church and love on babies. I combine my design skills with faith by creating pieces for y’all. I hope to own a home that’s mistaken for Grand Central Station with a constant flow of visitors. Some days it’s easier to embrace my gig, but every day is a new opportunity. Every day I can say no to insecurity, doubt, and hesitation and say YES to growth, giving, and confidence.
Every spiritual gift gives us a taste of heaven. We are each uniquely equipped to love on others and bring a piece of heaven to earth. How different would things be if we all stepped up to do that?
I challenge you to embrace your gig. If you need help pinning yours down, run to snag these pieces for yourself and dig in! I look forward to seeing what you do.
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