”Do not neglect the special gift that was given to you…Give your whole attention, all your energies, to these things” [1 Timothy 4:14, 15 JB]
I have spent many years mentoring and helping others ‘find their fit’ in the Kingdom of God. In the process the Holy Spirit reveals three major realities.
One—the foundational fact that the ‘gift’ is Christ Himself—the essence of Life—He is the energy and source of all other gifting.
Two—this ‘gift’ activates every dormant seed of creativity invested within man but without true heart surrender ‘finding our fit’ is impossible. Everyone knows the frustration of trying to find an ‘off-the-rack suit that fits exactly to their form, shape, size, color and style, one that seems to be ‘made just for them’.
What a wonderful difference and sense of self-worth comes from having something ‘tailor made. This is God’s desire for man and only He knows the pattern and form of each individual. He said,”everyone who is called by my name, whom I created for my glory whom I formed and made…” [Isaiah 43:7]
Thirdly, the ‘place’ of gifting is specific. Doing the ‘right thing’ in the wrong place may end in wounded hearts, broken relationship and hindered ministry.
The Holy Spirit works within man revealing the distinctive gifting of authentic shape and form. He who directs our steps will also lead us to the place of service and when we step into that ‘place’ gifts blossom and bring great increase!
Further Reading: ~ Isaiah 43:1-13 ~ Romans 9:16-24
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