What do you think, based on the Scriptures, about spiritual gifts tests that try to determine what your gifts are? To me, they seem mostly bogus. One of my main reasons for this is a lot of the questions seem to ask questions that deal with your personality. That is, a nonchristian could answer a large portion of the questions and the test would come up with a list of their spiritual gifts, even though they don't have the Spirit. So, it's not possible that these are spiritual gifts. And, even for a Christian, the results may be very similar to if they had taken the test before becoming a Christian.
And, why is it so important to "know" your spiritual gifts? Isn't it important to know what God wants you to do and then do it, trusting in God? That is, shouldn't we trust that if God asks us to do something that He will give us whatever we need to accomplish it?
Moses said he wasn't a good speaker and God should send someone else. God said that He made the mouth and He would speak through Moses. God gave Moses even more help by saying Aaron could go with him and speak, but if you read the rest of the story, it is Moses speaking. So, that is God's Spirit moving Moses to be able to do something he was NOT inclined to do. If Moses filled out some spiritual gifts test, wouldn't it tell him he is not gifted in that way, and then wouldn't that give him even more doubt in his head about his ability to go?
And, related to that, do we even always have the same spiritual gifts?
Any thoughts on this? Thanks