Charisma : a gift of grace. Freely given by God to believers. These gifts shape our personalities, make us what we are, and cause us to do what we do. We possess the gift – it is ours .
“ For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not the same office: So we being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another.” Romans 12:4-5 Teacher Prophet Exhorter Ruler Mercy Giver Minister
“ If anyone speaks, let him speak as the oracles of God. If anyone ministers, let him do it as with the ability which God supplies, that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom belong the glory and the dominion forever and ever. Amen.”
In this context, we can see the importance of using our motivational gifts for the glory of God. This is the only way that we will find fulfillment for our lives
These gifts are the motivating forces of our lives, and unless channeled properly we cannot help but feel frustrated. But once we discover them, we discover a tremendous potential for joy and happiness
Paul is making an important point, that whether or not you are operating in the motivational gifts , the ministry gifts , or the manifestation gifts , if you don’t do it in love – God’s agape love – you are doing nothing!
An admonition we should always remember
Summary of the Motivational Gifts GIFT DEFINITION NEEDS MET WHAT IT DOES Prophet Declares the will of God Spiritual Keeps us centered on spiritual principles Ministry Renders practical service Practical Keeps the work of ministry moving Teacher Researches and teaches the Bible Mental Keeps us studying and learning Exhorter Encourages personal progress Psychological Keeps us applying spiritual truths Giver Shares materially Material Keeps providing for physical needs Ruler Gives direction and leadership Functional Keeps us organized and increases our vision Mercy Provides personal and emotional support Emotional Keeps us in right attitudes and relationships
What we are is God’s gift to us What we make of our lives is our gift to God