Theologian and author John Piper recently addressed the question of whether it is possible for a Christian not to have any spiritual gifts.
In an “Ask Pastor John” podcast episode posted to Desiring God’s website, a woman named Cara said that she did not “seem to have any ‘spiritual gifts,” adding that she felt “like a talent-less and sinful mess.”
“Does this mean that the Spirit does not actually dwell in me? How can I discover my purpose in Him and fulfill 1 Peter 4:10?” she asked, referring to the Bible verse which reads: “Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.”
In response, Piper stressed that “Cara does have spiritual gifts.”