The Gift of Discernment

First of all, before you start reading I just want to inform you that the following is my experience. What I write is a bit personal and I also know that some people may not understand what I mean, even after I explain it.

I’d like to start off today’s blogpost with a bible-verse. I haven’t done that in a while.

“A spiritual gift is given to each of us so we can help each other. To one person the spirit gives the ability to give wise advice; to another the same spirit gives a message of special knowledge. The same spirit gives great faith to another, and to someone else the one spirit gives the gift of healing. He gives one person the power to perform miracles, and another the ability to prophesy. He gives someone else the ability to discern whether a message is from the spirit of God or from another spirit. Still another person is given the ability to speak in unknown languages, while another is given the ability to interpret what is being said. It is the one and only Spirit who distributes all these gifts. He alone decides which gift each person should have.”
– 1 Corinthians 12:7-11
All my life I have been able to feel things. I don’t know how else to describe it. It could be in people’s apartments, cities, stores, with people, etc. When I was a kid I could tell my mom that I didn’t like a certain person, and didn’t know why, I just knew there was something about that person I didn’t like.
In the summer of 2011 people began telling me that I might be having this gift, and what I am feeling is actually the spiritual world, which didn’t make a lot of sense, of course. That summer I experienced and saw a lot of God’s miracles, and I ended up not so confused. I realized that I actually am feeling the spiritual world, good and bad.
Months later I found this bible verse, and when I read the part about discernment… You won’t believe how reveled I was. Something I was experiencing, the Bible said was a gift. I wasn’t that weird.
Nowadays (wow, I felt old writing that!), people in church ask me when it comes to spiritual stuff. I have different hand gestures showing what I feel, that people know about, and they always ask me if I’m feeling anything at random places.
I don’t know why I’m telling you all of this. I guess it’s because it’s a quite big part of my life, and I kind of expect me to write more about it, as life goes along. I just wanted to let you know before so you won’t be completely lost later.
Do you have a spiritual gift you know about? Let me know in the comments!
Love, Sara

2 thoughts on “The Gift of Discernment

  1. This really got me thinking. It reminds me of highly sensitivity persons, something that I am. In a non religious sense. There’s a whole host of writing and research on it and when i discovered it and as I read accounts from others who experience it, it brings comfort because its incredibly intense living so sensitive. But it’s also incredibly beautiful. I have faith my sensitivity will continue to become a tool, I just feel in the process of learning how to ‘use’ it. To help me and to help others.
    Google it if you’re curious – there’s some interesting stuff written. x


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