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The Importance of Recognizing and Nurturing Your Gifts from the Holy Spirit

Gifts from the holy spirit

There are three sets of gifts that you will get to enjoy in your lifetime. Every person has a set of motivational gifts, leadership gifts, and also gifts from the Holy Spirit. It is important that you recognize and nurture these gifts so that they can work together. The only way you can make sure you are guarding them is for you to know them and use them well. They all come from God but serve different purposes.

Motivational Gifts

“We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your faith; if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach; if it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead, do it diligently; if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully.” Romans 12:6-8

Somewhere inside you are one or more of the motivational kind of gifts. You’re encouraged to give, to love, to motivate, to teach, to lead. Motivational gifts tend to operate mostly in your emotions. For example, Did you know it’s innate for you to love and to feel loved? Love is a gift. So is encouragement. Truth is, we don’t all encourage others the same. Some do it better than others. So from this, can you identify yours?

Leadership Gifts

Some say, others are naturally born leaders, others say you are not born a leader but you can become one.
I’d like to say somewhere inside you there is a leader and everyone can lead, they just have to identify their place.

“But unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ. Wherefore he saith, When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men Ephesians 4: 7-9. Verses 10-11 goes on to say And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;”

So there is either an Apostle (a self-starter, a builder) in you, A prophet ( destiny changer), an Evangelist (promoter or marketer), or a teacher (an equip-er) or a Pastor (a guide, a mentor) somewhere in you. You could be a banker, a cash teller, a government minister, a teacher, etc..but you’re performing the role of leadership. So which one are you? Everyone has a leader in them.

Gifts from the Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit has gifts he confers to those who have come to know and walk with Jesus Christ. And unto them, He gives gifts that help Christians do their work well, in the Kingdom life. Without Christ, you may not know or even get anywhere near experiencing these. This set of gifts can be divided into 3 different sets, but I will keep it simple for you for now.

The word of God says, “But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal. For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit; To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit; To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kind of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues: But all these work that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will. 1 Corinthians 12:7-11

This set is special because it makes Christianity a lot more fun to live out. and this set is the kind of Gift you cannot control. They are God-controlled gifts, and God determines when and where they are used, especially if you make the environment or your day-to-day conducive for the holy spirit to move in your affairs. As you step out of your door, today know that you are a motivator, a leader, and may have the gifts of the holy spirit, if you don’t yet know Jesus Christ.

You have someone to love or encourage, someone to lead and you have God’s work waiting for you, and in Christ, you can be used by God to do big things in the world. Use them, and protect them. Here is how you can guard your gifts to avoid abuse and manipulation.

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