How can I know which spiritual gifts I have?

    “How can I know which spiritual gifts I have?” New Era, April 2017

    How can I know which spiritual gifts I have?

    young man and young woman reading together

    The Lord has said that “to every man is given a gift by the Spirit of God” (D&C 46:11), and He encourages us to “seek … earnestly the best gifts” (D&C 46:8). Regarding spiritual gifts, He has also said, “He that asketh in Spirit shall receive in Spirit” (D&C 46:28). So part of discovering your spiritual gifts is seeking and asking for them.

    The scriptures list some gifts (see 1 Corinthians 12; Moroni 10:8–18; D&C 46). But these aren’t necessarily the only spiritual gifts and talents Heavenly Father has given or may give you. Search the scriptures, the words of prophets, and your patriarchal blessing and you’ll find many of them, some of which you may already possess.

    As you seek spiritual gifts, “always [remember] for what they are given” (D&C 46:8), namely for the benefit of others (see D&C 46:9, 12). And remember that faith and obedience qualify you to receive them.