A few years ago I undertook a study on Spiritual Gifts and found that my understanding of what they are had changed as a result. First of all I noted that our understanding of some of the Gifts was different from what the Scriptures actually say. And secondly, I don’t believe any more that we are given Gifts when we become a Christian, more we have to ask God for them in whatever situation we find ourselves.
A number of people mention gifts such as Administration and Music. There does not appear to be any evidence for such gifting – instead we should see people who do well in these areas as being very talented, something God gave them when they were born, which needs developing as time goes by to be the best in that area.
For a description of the 19 spiritual gifts see the website (available by May 2017).