I shared yesterday how God’s gifts and his call are irrevocable.. [Romans 11:29],but one thing we must learn is this, when God calls us, the gifts are given for his purposes alone. The worst thing that someone can do in this life is to use a gift for the wrong purposes.
When God calls you, he equips you and presents you to his people as a minister of his grace in the gifting that you got from him. He now demands your all as you submit to his calling. Jesus said we should “‘Love the Lord with all our hearts and with all our soul and with all our mind.’ [Matthew 22:37]
The same verse can be applied on the way we vie life and how we use our gift. Use them to the fullest and with all your mind, body and soul.
Actually, after Paul had laid hands on Timothy for ministry, he later admonishes him to stir up the gift of God in him. [2 Timothy 1:6]
It’s one thing to be gifted and it’s another thing to stir up the gift and make sure you use it to the fullest in fulfilling God’s purposes on this earth.
One of the verses that always make me tremble as i serve the Lord with my gifts is in Jeremiah 48:10.In this verse, the Lord says “Cursed is he who does the work of God negligently [other versions say slothfully]
This great scripture shows us that we should be responsible, pour our hearts into ministry and if we don’t, a curse from the Lord follows us. I personally have promised myself to be responsible, to do God’s work with all my strength and with all the energy possible, until the day he calls me home.
The gifts we have from the Lord are not for decoration like what happens in athletics and any sports event. God gives us gifts to use for his glory. He gives us the gifts for other people. If you are an intercessor, pour your heart in prayer for the church and nation, if a pastor then minister as though you will give account anytime for your ministry. The same applies to singers, leaders, those in the hospitality industry, those gifted with mercy, those called to evangelistic ministry and many other callings that God has placed on our hearts.
In the book of Romans, the word of God says “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.
Saint of God, are you gifted and called to a ministry, yet you are wanting in terms of doing the task? Don’t be the one to attract God’s curse because of negligence. God wants us to sink into serving his purposes and fulfill our ministry. If you have fallen along the way please dust yourself and start again. God is waiting on you and me. Let our work be done in such a way that when we are about to live this world, we will like Paul say “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, and I have remained faithful. [2 Timothy 4:7]. God bless you

4 responses to “STIR UP THE GIFT OF GOD IN YOU”

  1. Thank you for posting this insightful post. The post has spoken to my heart and a current situation I’m going through before the throne of God. This insightful post helps bring clarity. Thank you for writing this post which is your service unto the Lord almighty.

    Side note: I feel encouraged and strengthened by the posts you write, but from the reader’s point of view I find it difficult to read because the text is tightly placed together. So, I would like to ask if you would consider instead of providing a long body of text if you could space the text a bit so as one of your readers the eyes are not strained from the long body of text. Thank you for considering the request I have made before you. 😊

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    1. Thank you for the feedback. Will work on that as days goby.God bless you

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      1. You’re welcome 😊

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  2. Reblogged this on Walking Beside Christ and commented:
    Very insightful post I highly recommend giving the content a read and leaving the author a follow, for they have written quite a few posts that are insightful and encouraging to grow closer in your faith walk with God.

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