It’s simple. First, After a person receives the Holy Spirit Aka, accepting Jesus as your personal God and savior, which is a condition for receiving any spiritual gift from God, the person is obsessed with exercising their spiritual gift year round, all the time.
By the way, the gifts of the spirit are many: Teaching, pastoring, mercy, exhortation, discernment, prophesy, tongues, healing… as Pastor Mike taught us in a spiritual gifts class at Calvary Chapel of Lexington: “Spiritual gifts are different from natural talents, fruits of the spirit or callings. Martyrdom, for example, isn’t a gift from God but a calling.
Spiritual gifts are operations (I Corinthians 12:1-6), also known as grace gifts (I Peter 4:9-10), services (I Corinthians 12:5), and manifestations (I Corinthians 12:7). We are often equipped with multiple spiritual gifts to do God’s work not ours, sometimes referred as the Holy Spirit gift mix.
Let’s clarify something. A person may have the gift of evangelism but the calling to be an evangelist (Ephesians 4:11-12). Much exhortation some Christians might have (Romans 12:8), as well as the spiritual gift of music (Psalm 150), or the gift of wisdom (I Corinthians 12:8).
Based on these biblical definitions, what is your gift, brethren? Or gifts, if I may ask. I encourage you to reflect on this article, pray every day, every hour, and be a soldier of God by using your godly gifts of the Holy Spirit.
Blessings to you all.