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 by : Ashley Crump

If you were to look at a flash clip of your life there is probably one common thread that people consistently point out that they admire about you? Whether it be your ability to see things that other people have a difficult time seeing, or teach in a way that births a change in someone, or the ability to understand exactly how someone is feeling. We were each created with motivational gifts that make us unique and allow us to minister to others in a way that is effective and transforming. These gifts are the driving force within in us but a lot of times we become so focused on our flaws and weaknesses to such a degree that we cannot even recognize our areas of strengths let alone discover our gifts. Our strongest qualities are so much a part of our daily lives that we have a hard time recognizing them, the things that are familiar to us are often the things that remain hidden from us. We can easily identify & admire these gifts in other people and that admiration can sometimes keep us from recognizing them within ourselves. We have included a link for a motivational gift test. Our hope is that this will help educate and bring light to what others probably already know. These are the gifts that God has built into us and made part of us to be used for the benefit of others and for His glory. Like all the others, they are grace gifts. We do not deserve them.  Since they provide the motivating force for our lives, they have been called motivational gifts. They are the gifts that shape our personalities.Most everyone has ONE dominate gift, and then a SECONDARY strength. We must learn to operate out of out given strength. Many parts, one body. ALL ARE NECESSARY! No motivational gift is better than the other one. Use this identification process to create a ‘mission statement’ for yourself, write it out, place it where you will see it every day, begin practice walking that out and speak it over yourself. Open your eyes to your own greatness and use it to bless others. Walk in the Light of who you are created to be!

“What we Understand, we Value.
What we Value, we Manage Well.
What we Manage Well, we Multiply.
What we Multiply, We have Authority Over.” – Joel Tiemeyer

Value yourself, value people, value relationships, place value on things that will have an eternal return. Go manage them with love, gentleness, faith and intentional giving. Watch them multiply and walk boldly & humbly in authority!

Romans 12:4-8New Living Translation (NLT)(byJust as our bodies have many parts and each part has a special function,  so it is with Christ’s body. We are many parts of one body, and we all belong to each other. In his grace, God has given us different gifts for doing certain things well. So if God has given you the ability to prophesy, speak out with as much faith as God has given you.  If your gift is serving others, serve them well. If you are a teacher, teach well.  If your gift is to encourage others, be encouraging. If it is giving, give generously. If God has given you leadership ability, take the responsibility seriously. And if you have a gift for showing kindness to others, do it gladly.

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