YOUR GIFT

A man’s gift maketh room for him, and bringeth him before great men (Proverbs 18:16)

But every man hath his proper gift of God, one after this manner, and another after that. (1 Corinthians 7:7)

I want to share something very important with you today. There is nothing more important than your destiny because that’s the reason God created you.

There is a purpose for your existence. The most important thing I want you to know is that God has a glorious destiny for you but it takes knowledge to fulfill your destiny because it is not automatic. There are certain pillars of your destiny- I wish to focus on your gift in this piece.

God has equipped every man with a unique gift which is the tool required to fulfil your destiny in Christ Jesus. The bible speaking in 1 corinthians 7:7, makes it clear everyone has a unique gift. I will like you to understand your greatest limitation will come in the form of Ignorance and your biggest success will come on the altar of knowledge.

Your stardom is tied to your gift: Michael Jackson became famous via his gift of dancing and singing lovely melodies, Billy Graham is a renowned evangelist, Bill Gate is a computer wizard, Steve Jobs…

You don’t need to be worried about fame in life, all you need is to discover your gift. Your life will be filled with anguish if you don’t know your gift but it’ll be filled with sunshine if you know the gift God has deposited in your life. Often times I hear people complain about stiff competition as the reason for their failures in life or business- nothing can be farther from the truth, the bible declares emphatically, the gift of a man MAKETH ROOM for him and bringeth him before great men (Proverbs 18:16). It simply means in your sphere of influence, the discovery of your gift will set you apart from your peers and competitors.

God doesn’t want you to struggle in life, your gift is fun, it is not stressful. A dog doesn’t struggle to bark, a fish doesn’t struggle to swim… Jeremiah became discouraged in his walk with God and he decided not to proclaim the good news any longer, however he couldn’t stop preaching. Jeremiah uttered a remarkable statement in the course of his struggle-Jeremiah 20:9,” Then I said, I will not make mention of him, nor speak any more in his name. But his word was in mine heart as a burning fire shut up in my bones, and I was weary with forbearing, and I could not stay.” Jeremiah couldn’t stop serving his gift because there is tremendous energy to exercise our gifts.

Passion is a pointer to your gift- Apostle Paul had a crazy drive which was used to persecute Christians because he didn’t know the purpose for his gift. It was the same gift not a different one he used to proclaim the gospel when the lord got hold of him. All the good lord did was to give him proper direction for the efficiency of his gift.

Your gift distinguishes you from all others irrespective of similar professions, callings and assignments. Though Peter and Paul were Apostles, they had different assignments and jurisdictions. Paul was sent to the Gentiles while Peter was sent to the Jews.

I heard severally from diverse people over a period of time, there’s a unique ability we possess than others in the universe. It was quite difficult to comprehend at a certain stage in my life that there’s a specific area I have more wisdom than others . All that changed one day, thanks to the Spirit of the living God who expounded more on this subject to me. Let us go to the book of life and study the case of the 4 Hebrew boys who were held captive in Babylon.

The bible makes it clear in Daniel 1:17,” As for these four children, God gave them knowledge and skill in all learning and wisdom: and Daniel had UNDERSTANDING IN ALL VISIONS AND DREAMS.” Emphasis is to highlight that God blessed all the Hebrew boys with knowledge and skill but only Daniel could understand all visions and dreams. There is something God has given you that others do not have. It is your assignment to discover it. If you will ask God he will tell you, nevertheless I do believe your gift is at the tip of your fingers, it is there for you to see if you look closely.

Your relevance in life is tied to your gift- Daniel and Joseph rose to the top albeit slaves in a foreign land by serving their gifts. I am not bothered about money because I know it is a byproduct of serving my gift. We buy tickets to watch our favourite artists perform because they are proficient in serving their gifts.

Your gift can come in diverse form-it could be crafts you didn’t’ learn formally but by observation you have perfected it.

If after a proper analysis of your interests, passion and zeal you still don’t know your gift. Go to God in prayer, he’s willing to reveal his plans and purpose for your life which can only be achieved with your gift.

Your gift must be discerned, but more importantly it must be refined as well. You must continue to do what you love to do, polish it and serve it to the world because we are waiting for you.

Good morning and have a lovely day.

Kunle Olabode