Gifts, Callings and Passions

Gifts, Callings and Passions
The other night, I attended a "small group" meeting. It is more like dinner and fellowship rather than a meeting. We (actually "they;" three guys with alot to say) were talking about our "passion." You know, the thing or things that motivate you, especially in your walk with God. Or... the giftings in your life. Well, all that talk got me to thinking about different people I know and what I think their gifts are. Some are Christians and some are not. I am not going to name names here; I am just going to describe their gifts as I see them. I work with someone who is a great encourager/exhorter...I emailed her this morning and told her that...she was encouraged! I know a couple of different people who excel in the area of hospitality...one knows it; while the other doesn't. How about the prophetic?! I know many people who are gifted in that area but few walk in it. I wonder why. I know someone who excels in the gift of service. She faithfully labors in service to the Lord. She also walks in mercy. My former neighbor is a very creative, artistic person. She uses that gift constantly! As for myself, I really can't pinpoint a certain gift (although I do know that I have one or two). I know that when I spend time with people who are walking in their gift....the annointing for that particular gift seems to land on me; I don't know why; but it does. Except that mercy thing!! Anyway, that is all I have to say for now.

3 Response to "Gifts, Callings and Passions"

  1. Beth says:
    August 2, 2007 at 1:54 PM

    Mary Lee, thanks for your thoughts. It is a great blessing to see people operating in their gift(s). I see mercy in you, particularly in your heart for the youth. I think the prophetic is hard to walk in because it is in effect speaking for God, and if people disagree with it in the least they are likely to attack. Operating in the prophetic requires a great deal of courage and a great deal of humility at the same time, which can be hard to pull off.

  2. danny wright says:
    August 2, 2007 at 8:33 PM

    I wish I knew what my gift was. Wait a minute I think I just hear something.... un huh, un huh. Really!.... really?... Ok, now I know;



    Whining

  3. Beth says:
    August 2, 2007 at 10:11 PM

    Danny, you are analytical and concerned about the truth, so you see things that are wrong, and they bother you. Every strength has a corresponding weakness; strong leaders can sometimes be insensitive as they charge forward, those with a passion for mercy can have too little concern for truth and vice versa, very relational people can be reluctant to confront, etc.