Gifts Assessment

We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us…

Romans 12:6 (NIV)

The above assessment of “gifts” is based on what many would describe as “spiritual gifts”, and they are typically manifested in the context of a church setting. Read below for additional insight on “gifts,” “talents,” and “skills.”


Gifts are God-given. You didn’t ask for them. God gave them to you, which means He wants you to unwrap them and use them. It is a God-given ability to display in a specific arena, area, vein, or industry. Example: A musician has a gift of “music”. Or said another way they are gifted in “music”. Music is the arena or field of play.

Questions to ponder:

  • What interests you the most?
  • What do you enjoy being around?
  • What do you gravitate toward?


Talents are also God-given. Talents are what come from your gifts. If you unwrap a gift you will see your talents. They are specific to you and they come easy to you. They are your natural abilities. How you see a thing, how you process information. Talents are the ability to use your gifts. Talents enable your Gifts. It’s also what you can call up at anytime. Example: The way a musician plays their instrument is their talent. There can be 100 other people who play the same instrument, but no one can play it like they play it. They hear music in a unique, individual way.

Questions to ponder:

  • What comes easy to you?
  • What can you do anytime however long and not get tired of it?
  • What invigorates you?


Skill, is ability coming from one’s acquired knowledge, practice and experience. Something that you learned to do. Example: The musician learned how to play the piano through instruction and practice overtime.

Question to ponder:

  • What have you learned to do either formally (in school) or informally (hands on experience)?


TALENTS and SKILLS enable you to fully release your GIFT(S). Identifying your talents and skills can lead you to identifying your gifts. People often use gifts and talents interchangeably. Don’t get bogged down by that. The main thing is to answer the questions.

We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us…

Romans 12:6 (NIV)