Q. As a new Christian, I was taught that when we become a Christian God gives us a special gift to use for his honor and glory. Is it true that God gives us a specific gift other than, of course, the gift of the Holy Spirit within us? I think that if we’re allowed to ask the Lord questions when we get to heaven, my first question will be “Lord, what was my gift” because I’ve totally missed it in this life.
A. In 1 Cor. 12:4-11 Paul described 9 Spiritual Gifts. He said the Spirit gives them to each believer for the common good just as He determines. That means each of us has at least one of these gifts to help us make the unique contribution to the body of Christ that God has reserved for us.
You don’t need to wait until you get to heaven to find out what your gift is. In the first place it’ll be too late for you to use it. Study Romans 12:1-2, offer the rest of your life fully to God as a way of saying thanks, and He will reveal His will for you. He’s been trying to tell you for years, but something has prevented you from hearing. He feels just as bad about this as you do, and eagerly desires for you to receive this gift.