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Can you lose you gift

of speaking in tongues? I was given the gift a few years ago but haven't used it so I don't know if I still have it. What do I do?

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Asked by Anonymous at 6:13 PM on Feb. 2, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs

Answers (13)
  • your gift will always be there but you have to use it to full fill its purpose. You have to understand your gift. The only real way that you can lose a spiritual gift is when you are in the flesh, but once you get back into the spirit and to god's grace, you will get it back.

    Answer by Arielsmommy507 at 7:18 PM on Feb. 2, 2009

  • If you don't use it you lose it. That's what I was always told, but you can also get them back. it just takes a little effort.

    Answer by 2autisticsmom at 8:01 PM on Feb. 2, 2009

  • Give it a try.

    Answer by happi-ladi at 8:31 PM on Feb. 2, 2009

  • what? If a person is given a Gift from God do you honestly think he will take it away? Most of you have children right? Well if you gave your child a priceless gift and they use it once than haven't used it for a while would you take there gift away from them? Why what God do that ? Give us a gift than take it away? He wouldn't I just believe that we need to be in prayer and mediate on the word of God in order to discern your gift...

    Answer by jenandrews at 8:47 PM on Feb. 2, 2009

  • obviously, anon859 is not in the one here can interpret her babbling!!

    Answer by thehairnazi at 9:25 PM on Feb. 2, 2009

  • You can never loose a gift given to you from God. I believe the reason you may think you don't have any more is because you have not been fully connected in the prescence of God for you to use it. It doesn't really have to happen in a church or a house of worship, if you take time at home to plunge deep into prayer or your own personal worship by listening to a christian cd and let the grace of God flood in, you will find that it is still there and always has been. And never be afraid to talk to God about, he will answer, in his own way. God Bless!

    Answer by B-rit_32506 at 9:26 PM on Feb. 2, 2009

  • Thanks for trying- that says a lot!!!

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:37 PM on Feb. 2, 2009

  • Once GOd has given you your gift, he does not take it away. Romans 11:29 "For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance" Meaning, he does not take them back. I honestly believe once you get into your quiet time with God and began to worship him, you will hear yourself once again speak in tongues. WHen you do please give me a pm. Thanks

    Answer by mommiejay453 at 11:00 PM on Feb. 2, 2009

  • The gifts and callings of God are irrevocable but you can step out of His will and use them improperly or not at all. He cannot take the gifts away but the Holy Spirit can be lifted off you. Consider what David said in Ps 51 Create in me a clean heart oh God renew a right spirit within me, Do not take your Holy Spirit from me. This suggests that the Holy Spirit can be lifted off someone until they are restored in spirit.

    Answer by Shaneagle777 at 11:02 PM on Feb. 2, 2009

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