Final Word on Motivational Gifts
“Since we have gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, each of us is to exercise them accordingly: if prophecy, according to the proportion of his faith; if service, in his serving; or he who teaches, in his teaching; or he who exhorts, in his exhortation; he who gives, with liberality; he who leads, with diligence; he who shows mercy, with cheerfulness.” Romans‬ ‭12:6-8‬ ‭
I believe that gifts are given to fill the gaps in our lives. No matter which of the seven motivational gifts you have, over time and with spiritual maturity you should develop some proficiency with each gift. For example, everyone is called to serve, give or show mercy, but the person with the gift of service will shine strong in the area of helping others. The giver will show extra faith and diligence in giving. In the same way, the mercy person will naturally pick up on the hurts of others.
Knowing someone’s motivational gift will help you understand them better. Each gift is needed and the body of Christ is strongest when we are all working together. If you were to put all of the gifts together like a puzzle, they would give you a picture of Jesus and the ministry of the Holy Spirit.
Daily Bible Commentary B Terry Baxter: Cofounder of GoServ Global