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Can Spiritual Gifts Be Taken Away?


What Happens When Spiritual Gifts Cease?

Have you ever wondered what happens when your spiritual gifts cease? There are several possible explanations for this phenomenon, and the answer may vary depending on who you ask. To gain a better understanding of why they can stop working, let’s explore some of the most popular theories.

by David Stone

One theory is that spiritual gifts are only given by God at specific times for specific purposes. Once those purposes are fulfilled, then God takes back His gift.

It’s also possible that God has given us these gifts to help us grow in our faith and understanding of Him. When we reach maturity, He may withdraw them so that we can grow without spiritual crutches.

Spiritual Gifts Sometimes Cease

Another possibility is that spiritual gifts cease because our faith wavers or we become distracted by other things.

In this case, it’s important to remember that having faith in God is essential if we want to experience His presence and receive His blessings. One source, the Bible, tells us that “without faith, it is impossible to please [God],” so if our faith falters, then we may struggle to access the power of His Spirit.

Finally, there could be a practical, physical reason why they cease – illness or injury could prevent us from using them effectively.

Anything from chronic fatigue syndrome or depression causing physical exhaustion, illness or even an injury makes concentration on prayer or meditation difficult. I saw that in my own, non-religious meditation practice.

Then, seek professional help if needed to get back on track with your spiritual gifts.


Why do spiritual gifts sometimes seem to disappear?

There isn’t necessarily one answer – it could be anything from reaching a greater level of maturity in our faith journey to physical illness or injury getting in the way.

No matter how your spiritual journey looks right now, retaining hope and optimism is invaluable – just focus on building your relationship with God and doors open…

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