”Just as there are many parts to our bodies, so it is with Christ’s body…for we each have a different work to do…each needs all the others.” [Romans 12:4-5]

 Every dream has a purpose and every purpose has a field of designated influence, an area whereby only the one specifically called to that purpose could fulfill.  Without every joint functioning according to the created design the body becomes dysfunctional and out-of-shape!  Knowing your ‘shape’ and how it ‘fits’ the body is second only to knowing your purpose.   What is your shape?

S – spiritual gift – have you experienced God’s favor and delight through exercising your spiritual gift (s) [1 Corinthians 12]

H – heart passion – what is it that quickens the life within you to such heights that obeying the direction of the Holy Spirit is as easy and makes your heart jump for joy?  [Psalm 37:4]

A – There are abilities and skills – either innate or acquired that create beauty wherever you apply them.  What are they? [Exodus 31:3]

P – You are unique, your personality is the core of who God made you to be, it is the ‘wiring’ that makes you different from every other person.  Do you know how you are wired?  Psalm 139:13-16]

E – Been there, done that you say, but not everyone has.  How would you share all that life has taught by the experiences of your journey in Christ?  [2 Corinthians 1:1-7]

What can I give back to God for the blessings he’s poured out on me?  I’ll lift high the cup of salvation—a toast to God!  I’ll pray in the name of God; I’ll complete what I promised God I’d do, and I’ll do it together with his people.  Oh, God, here I am, your servant, your faithful servant; set me free for your service! “ [Psalm 116:12-19 The Message]

Further Readings:  Romans 12; Psalm 116; 1 Corinthians 12