In the Gift Zone!

1 Thessalonians 5:19 ‘Do not quench the Spirit.’

You have been given a charisma gift(s) of the Spirit and it’s time you used them to their full capacity. You didn’t do anything to earn them but the Spirit of God has distributed to you freely as he wills (1 Cor 12:11). If you lack knowledge of your gifting or despise your gifting or resist your gifting, you won’t operate in the gift zone as God has graced you for.

You aren’t to be afraid of using your gifts to their full extent, after all, the apostle exhorts all of us to ‘earnestly desire the higher gifts’ (1 Cor 12:31). Embrace who God created you to be and how he has wired you up. Until you become comfortable in your own skin, you won’t be able to flow in the gift zone, as God wants you to. Too often we are looking over the fence at how fruitful someone else’s ministry gifting is, while our own gifting is staring us in the face, waiting for us to pick it up and use it.

I know in the past I have been guilty of insecurity in my gifting, lacking awareness and confidence of what I am called to do but I have had to stare the bear in the face and run at it, instead of being chased by it. You might need to as well. Arise in what God has called and gifted you to do. You might be in a season of preparation more than a season of impartation but whatever season you’re in, recognize it, enjoy it and run towards Gods assignment for you.

Being in the gift zone is fun and exhilarating. For me, there’s nothing better than bringing Gods word to a church and them asking, ‘Have you been listening to our board meetings?’ Or someone walking to my office door to tell me something and God has already told me what they are coming to tell me. I’m as blown away as anybody at the amazing grace God gives fallen yet redeemed people to demonstrate and manifest his love, grace and power to the world.

Get in the gift zone. Don’t quench the Spirit. Enjoy being the person God created you to be. Enjoy walking in the calling Gods given to you.

Grace & Truth

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