I am, I can, I will…wait a minute; really?

I’m anointed, I’m talented, I can do this thing… I’ll do it.

Yes you can, but does it all depend on your gifting and anointing? Aren’t you leaving out something or maybe SOMEONE?

I’ll like to talk about gifting, talent, anointing and the place of God in this.

I’m gifted, talented and anointed, so why can’t I just call the shots when, where and how I want? Do I really need God’s opinion seeing He’s already given me all I need for this project? If He didn’t want me to do it, would He give me all these tools? Do I really need His opinion here?

But check this out:

  • Our gifting and anointing does not place us above God’s sovereignty.
  • No matter how anointed or gifted we are we can’t force God to do what He won’t.
  • Our gifting and anointing is nothing else but God working through us, so we must submit to Him to get the best results.
  • God’s will is greater and more important than our anointing and gifting.
  • Sometimes we can be tempted to use our gifts and anointing for the wrong purposes, so we still need Him to guide us along.
  • When we focus only on our gifts and anointing leaving God out of the game we could become proud and too self-confident to give Him the glory.
  • In everything God must be the overall leader; we can’t drag Him along. He shows us the way. He must be GOD for the universe to function normally.
  • No matter how heavy the branch is with fruit, it still needs the roots and the stem to sustain itself. A declaration of independence here will be fatal.

So, no matter how gifted, talented and anointed we are we still need God; we need to work in collaboration and synchronization with, and submission to Him if we desire the best results with no embarrassments along the way.

The attitude with which we use our gifts and anointing will either ensure a continuous flow and an increase, or a steady reduction till the tap runs dry.

 

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We have this treasure in earthen vessels. 2 Corinthians 4:7

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We all carry gold within.

We all are full of great treasure inside

But it is all covered in dross, in rust and dust

And when we finally discover what we carry within

We will not rest until we bring it out

We will willingly bear the refiner’s fire

For we know what beauty will show and glow

Once the refiner’s job is done.

Go for the Roses, God will take care of the Thorns

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Never let the thorns keep you off the garden. Target the roses and trust God to handle the thorns for you.

Be open minded because He alone chooses the mode of operation.

He could choose to help you navigate untouched through the thorns.

He could choose to pull them off and give you free access to the roses.

He could choose to leave them there and give you the grace to live happily with them (I’ve not met anyone yet who asked for this third option; it’s rather unpopular).

God created the roses; He knows they have thorns on them. Don’t get stuck at that.

Don’t let the thorns keep you off your dream.