The Seven Redemptive Gifts Series shows you your drive – your natural gifts and talents – you can build from them towards your destiny.
Can you answer that question? Many people don’t really know who they are. They haven’t taken the time to really consider what their natural strengths and weaknesses are; or they’ve never had any sort of a mentor who knew how to draw that forth in them.
To move forward in life into our destiny, it helps to have a grid that explains the core motivations God has placed in us. The Seven Redemptive Gifts of Romans 12 give you that grid.
Knowing How to Build
When you know your natural strengths, you will also know you corresponding natural weaknesses.
- You become equipped to work within your talents in your career and calling.
- You learn how to deal with your natural weaknesses and overcome them rather than feel condemned that certain areas seem so difficult for you yet easy for other people.
- You learn how you can be most effective for the kingdom of God.
- You are equipped to relate to yourself and to others in healthier ways.
The 7 Names of Jehovah
The Seven Redemptive Gifts are taken from the 7 names of God. God reveals Himself in 7 key ways and, in turn, designs man in His own image.
In Romans 12, God gives us the seven redemptive gifts. These 7 names match the redemptive gifts in order perfectly.
Your Core Motivation
Romans 12:6 —“Since we have gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, each of us is to exercise them accordingly.”
The idea here is to be faithful to your God-given drive or motivation. If God exhorts us to be faithful to our gifting, it goes without saying that we have one of these giftings to be faithful with.
In this series I will use various public figures to help give you a picture of what a gift looks like. The only reason for this is I want to illustrate an example of someone that many people would recognize.
I will run a blog series over the next couple of weeks with a post for each one of the seven redemptive gifts. In these posts I will explain the core drive and not just the characteristics of each gift.
I find this is a better indicator to help people understand their gift than simply looking at characteristics as most tests and overviews do. People often have characteristics of several gifts, but only one core drive and corresponding weakness. That core motivation will have a primary strength with a primary corresponding weakness.
Part of learning to walk in sonship is simply learning who you are and learning the giftings God has entrusted to you. When you know this, you are then in a better position to be a faithful steward of those gifts.
When your vision is clear, you are able to see the path and run the race in front of you more assured.
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