The Word of God says your gift will make room for you (Proverbs 18:16). What is your gift? What comes natural to you without much effort? Think on it for a second because today I am going to speak with you about your gift.
All of us have a gift, an innate ability to do something that may not come easy for others. For some, it is the gift of song. For others, it is the gift of teaching or writing. For me, it is the gift of exhortation (encouragement), wisdom, insight, and vision to name a few.
We often coin the word “gift” to mean a tangible object given from one person to another. In our culture, it is customary to give tangible gifts on special occasions such as birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, and holidays such as Christmas. However, “gift” could also mean possessing a special ability. God says your gift (special ability) will make room for you AND it will place you before great men (Proverbs 18:16).
Your Gift Will Make Room For You: The Exchange
Gifts are given to accommodate you in fulfilling God’s predestined plan and purpose for your life. I received a revelation two months ago; gifts are not single sided. Gifts hold a twofold purpose. An exchange happens when you and I utilize our gift. The person possessing the gift flourishes and have a sense of fulfillment as they use their gift to fulfill their purpose in life. Their gift allows them to prosper; creating opportunities for them to use their gift before great men and women. The person on the receiving end of the gift walks away either blessed, pleased, satisfied, better-off, enlightened, or having learned something new. I call this the twofold exchange.
For an example, my favorite music artist is American Idol Season 4 winner Fantasia Barrino. God has given her the ability to soulfully sing, and to do so well. Her gift placed her before great men and women, allowing her to win American Idol and to sell millions of albums. She is able to do this because she is using her God given gift to fulfill her God given purpose. As a fan of her music, I support and buy her music because it brings me satisfaction and encouragement. This illustrates the twofold exchange in action.
Your gift should build up, strengthen, and help others. It is never fully about you, but instead how you can serve others with the gift God has given you. When you have a servant’s heart, God will open doors for you to share and prosper in your gift.
I do find it necessary to mention it is the divine timing of God that determines when your gift will create opportunities for you. In the interim, you must learn the art of patience and not to prematurely create opportunities for yourself. In all things, there is a season for preparation and a season for manifestation. The same is true concerning your gift.
I pray this devotional blesses you. If it has, let me know down below and share it with family and friends. May God bless you in Jesus name, Amen.