10 Things That Could Be Mistaken for ‘Spiritual Gifts’

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Here’s a list of 10 things we might place in the “spiritual gift” category that weren’t described as spiritual gifts in the Bible–if we’re being strict about It 🙂

10. Cleanliness


You’ve heard the phrase, “Cleanliness is next to godliness,” right? Well, we’re pretty sure it was made up by a super strict mother in the 1800s as she smacked her kids’ knuckles with a ruler. A spiritual gift it is not. Although, you really shouldn’t be a slob.

9. Singing in the Choir


OK, we get it. You can hit the high notes. That’s cool and all, but it’s still not a spiritual gift. A God-given talent? Maybe. Although, maybe your mom’s just being nice.

8. Ushering


See what we did there? That’s not a real church usher, but it is the real Usher. It’s great that you help out and pass out the collection plates and make sure people get to their seats and all, but it’s not a spiritual gift. Although, if you can dance like Usher while ushering–that would be something to consider at a later time.

7. Making the Best Green Bean Casserole for the Church Potluck


Well, it’s true, cooking for the church potluck isn’t a spiritual gift. Although, if we get technical, you could be practicing the gift of hospitality… we might need to sit on this one for a bit.

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Brian Orme
Brian is a writer and editor from Ohio. He works with creative and innovative people to discover the top stories, resources and trends to equip and inspire the Church.

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