GIFTED TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE

GIFTED TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE

 

Romans 12:6 Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy, let us prophesy according to the proportion of faith; 7 Or ministry, let us wait on our ministering: or he that teacheth, on teaching; 8 Or he that exhorteth, on exhortation: he that giveth, let him do it with simplicity; he that ruleth, with diligence; he that sheweth mercy, with cheerfulness.

 

Living life with a sense of significance is available to every Christian.  The moment we discover the grace given to us in Christ is the moment meaning and importance is can be added to us.  Every Christian has gifts of grace given to them for a significant role in god’s purposes on Earth. Romans 12:6 says, “Having gifts differing according to the grace given unto us…” and then lists various gifts in verses 6-8 (prophecy, serving, teaching, exhortation, giving, administering (ruling), showing mercy). We have been gifted to make a difference in this fallen world in our generation. We all have grace we share in common with other believers but then we all have grace that makes us differ. This grace gifting is what moves us and motivates us to see certain needs and a desire to meet it. We aren’t all gifted in the same way but we are all gifted in some way.

 

Even though the seasons of our life change with regard to our work, livelihood, and family we still have significance because these gifts do not change. They do not go into retirement, they do not age, they are not subject to recall, and are without repentance (Romans 11:29). God will not change His mind about what He put in us and planned for their use. God has vested and deposited gifts of grace as evidence of our significant role in His plans.

 

We all must realize:

  1. We are gifted.
  2. We did not choose our gifts, God did.
  3. They are Heaven’s deposit of grace.
  4. These gifts are not for us but for us to help others.
  5. There is no hierarchy in the gifts (IE. big gifts, small gifts) because any gift that serves others is not small.
  6. We are to be a good steward of what we’ve been given.
  7. There will be equal rewards for equal faithfulness no matter what the gifts are.
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Pastor John Rasicci is the founder and Pastor of Word of His Grace Church in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, where we are building people who are building the Church. Pastor's ministry mission is to help people discover God's dream for their Life, the Local Church, and the Last Days' Harvest. With a strong emphasis on the grace of God and with a prophetic voice, Pastor John preaches and teaches in churches, conferences, and crusades both locally and throughout the world. He has produced books, tapes, and other teaching materials to empower, enable, and equip Believers with the Word of God. Pastor John is married to his wife Candy who with their three children, Krista, Joanna, John Anthony, and two son-in-laws, Matt and Doug, serve together in the ministry. After graduating from Kent State University, Pastor John pursued a career in professional baseball before accepting the call to the ministry. He and his wife, Candy, received their ministry training from Rhema Bible Training Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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