Stir up the gift within you

2 Timothy 1:6 says to stir up the gift of God that is within you.

We all have a gift that came from God, and it is important to know your gift and to use it. The passage refers to stirring up the gift, which leads me to believe his instructions are to the person not currently using their gift.

I am not talking about the gift you want to have, but the gift that is God-given. See, I wish I was good looking, but all the wishing in world doesn’t make it come true. I also wish I could be a great athlete, but again, all the wanting and wishing for that gift doesn’t make it real in my life. I have to know what I am capable of and focus on doing the best I can with what I have.

I have met many people with a gift, but very few with the same gift. I have seen people with the gift of speaking, teaching, training, educating, giving, helping, writing, designing, stewarding, building, consulting, selling, envisioning, working, etc. In all these gifts, I find that a person usually has more than one gift, but there is one gift that they are very, very good at. I am talking about stirring up the main gift within you.

I have a friend that is a great phone salesperson, but also equally as great when he is face-to-face. You put those two gifts together, and he at his best when he is meeting with someone and selling at the same time. I, on the other hand, am awful on the phone but ok face to face; I have always driven or flown to meet with people as compared to just relying on phone calls. You have to work with what you have and know your strengths and limitations.

I find that the easiest way to stir up the gift is to use it. You will know it when you use it because you will feel it and know it in your heart. You will recognize that a surge has happened in your spirit. So, when you read this passage of scripture, remember this blog and use and stir up the gift that God had put within you. KT

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