Crystal Wong is a physician in Pittsburgh, PA. She enjoys good stories, and she looks for opportunities to tell them, too. Visit her website at

Hidden Spiritual Gifts
by Crystal Wong

SPIRITUAL GIFTS were not for people like me. I had always defined gifts in terms of one’s abilities and talents. But I was not good at things like encouragement, faith, or service. It seemed that only the most faithful Christians or those specially called by God were granted such qualities. Since neither situation applied to me, I believed spiritual gifts were out of my reach.