10 Things That Could Be Mistaken for ‘Spiritual Gifts’

spiritual gifts memes

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

10. Cleanliness

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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

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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

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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

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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.

6. Being in Shape

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You commitment to having a healthy body isn’t a spiritual gift. It’s great that you go to the gym and you never eat bread, but it’s nothing to get self-righteous about 🙂

5. Righteous Anger

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We get it. Other people’s sins make you mad, but remember the whole truth-and-love thing. Anger isn’t a gift—even if it’s righteous.

4. Serving in the Nursery

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We need great nursery volunteers, that’s for sure. You love babies and it’s probably a great fit—and a huge ministry to parents. Just not a spiritual gift.

3. Prayer Gossip

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Have a knack for sharing gossip disguised as a prayer request? This is definitely not a spiritual gift, far from it. Just sayin.

2. Motivational Speaking

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You want to make a difference in the next generation, we get it. Just know there’s a subtle difference between “teaching” and being a motivational speaker. One is a spiritual gift and the other is, well, not so much.

1. Fashion

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It’s cool you wanna look nice in church. Just remember it’s not a fashion show and there’s no prize for best-dressed… because fashion is definitely not a spiritual gift.

What’d you think of these spiritual gifts memes?

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