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Archive for December 21, 2011

Organizing the Inside – Day 109 Yes, It’s Gift Giving Time!

4There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit. 5There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. 6There are different kinds of working, but the same God works all of them in all men.
~1 Corinthians 12:4-6

What are you doing about your gifts?
The Word of God makes it clear that we each have gifts given by God to help build up the Church and perfect the saints. If you lack fulfillment, it is clear sign that you have a call that you are ignoring, or are not completely embracing. Don’t go after this thing halfheartedly; go for it with all you’ve got.  If you’ve notice that you are disorganized and feeling worn out you may want to consider evaluating your gift giving habits. Operating within your gifts will energize and empower you in a way that nothing else will. It is of great value to you to know and use your God-given spiritual gifts. Your passion, gifts and natural talents (although not always) are often congruent. For example if you have a natural ability to talk or make people laugh, you may have the gift of teaching or exhortation or encouragement. Finding out your spiritual gifts and using them is a great way to be inspired to move closer to fulfilling God’s plan for your life. Therefore I remind you that you stir up the gift of God, which is in you by the laying on of my hands.
2 Timothy 1:6

Don’t just talk about your gifts.
Especially if you know what your gifts are and are not using them you are most likely frustrated, worn out, and discontent. By operating in your God-given gifts you are making a much-needed contribution to the growth of the body of Christ and are operating in your “brilliant zone.”  God gave you gifts for a reason and you need not talk about what you use to do or what you are going to do. It’s time for you to simply “do.” Like clouds and wind without rain is a man who boasts of gifts he does not give. Proverbs 25:14

God gave you those gifts; He’s not taking them back.
Finding out where and how to use your gifts is a matter of prayer and discernment. It is however, imperative that you organize yourself, sort through any confusion or uncertainty and give of your gifts to the body of Christ. The scriptures do teach us that our gifts are of great value. The woman with the alabaster box set a wonderful example. The gift that she had for Christ was of great value and she gave it to show her gratitude for all that He had done for her. She expressed her gratitude by pouring her precious gift of expensive oil on the “body of Christ,” and set an example that should clarify for every believer who is unsure what to do with their gifts. Pour them on the body of Christ. When you do, beware of those who may tell you that you are not properly using your gift, or that by using your gifts in the church you are wasting something of great value. (Also read Mark 14:3-9) Once you determine what your gifts are, make it a point to find out how you can use them for the kingdom of God. You have the right gifts and by answering the call of God and moving forward you will find that your problems, stress, pressure and self-doubt will give way to a refreshing sense of usefulness as you fulfill God’s purpose for your life. For the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable. Romans 11:29

1). Decide to please God not man.
2). Find out what your spiritual gifts are. Your gift is likely related to your passion.
3). Celebrate your gifts, because they make you uniquely brilliant.
3). Use them for the benefit of the “Body of Christ”