How many times have you prayed this prayer “Lord, who am I to you, I want to know my spiritual gift”
God will bring situations in your life to activate your gift/calling. If you have healing/deliverance gift, your partner/child can suddenly fall sick and at that time hospital seem far an option. The situation force you to resort to praying for them and in the process you are shocked at what you are capable of doing. If it’s sickness caused by demons, they bow to the authority in your voice. God uses tools to achieve his purpose, the tool can be a sickness as in this case. How many opportunities have passed us because we missed it when God presented them in their different forms. Samuel did not know that he can hear God for himself until Eli told him. 1 Samuel 3:4-5 that the LORD called Samuel. And he answered, “Here I am!” So he ran to Eli and said, “Here I am, for you called me.” And he said, “I did not call; lie down again.” And he went and lay down.
How easy was it for him to miss the opportunity if Eli was not there? God is spirit and He uses things and situations to achieve His purpose.
If you have gift of counseling, you’ll find that people find it easy to come to you and share what they are going through and they can trust you with their secrets.
Lord, help us to see what we have.