What's right about your wrong?
What’s right about your wrong? I know that sounds odd.
Transparent moment. I tend to lose friends or potential friends because I can sometimes come across as too direct. I have a high discernment for when something feels wrong and can be a little quick in offering my “two cents”. After experiencing rejection for be
ing this way, I began to feel like something was “wrong” with me. As I continued to assess myself and who I am as a leader, I found my seemingly toxic trait was actually a gift I needed to explore further.
Being known is about understanding we are created in the image of God and God uses each of us as a vessel to further His Kingdom.
Recently, I took a spiritual gifts assessment to understand how God uses me through my gifts. I was surprised to see everything that was seemingly associated with a negative characteristic was actually attributed to the behavior of one of my spiritual gifts. How can negativity be associated with a gift? Simple, our gifts are like weapons. When used right they can save a life and when used incorrectly or prematurely they can suck the life out of a room.
One of my top three spiritual gifts is that of a perceiver. Perceivers are said to have a keen sense of right and wrong and can become critical of other people or situations. God has shown me that my gift at times won’t be the most appealing gift at the party but if used properly it can be one of the most impactful gifts opened.
Having the gift of a perceiver does not always mean that God wants me to share what I see. Sure, there are times when I will need to have uncomfortable conversations regarding people and situations. During those times I will be confident when speaking up and at peace when people walk away. However, in other instances, when God gives me a revelation I should consider that everything is not to be said but instead is an opportunity for me to pray. Seeing things clearly is actually a clear opportunity for me to pray more accurately. Just think, I wanted to throw this gift away!
Before you throw away something that is actually a unique aspect of your being, I challenge you to ask God what’s right about your wrong. Seek more clarity about who you are and through the power of the Holy Spirit identify how you can mature in that area to do what’s right. For example, one of your top gifts may be the gift of showing mercy. Sometimes people with that gift are considered “too soft” but you may be the person God uses to extend His grace on earth. Don’t hide that gift. Make it KNOWN in a way that gives God glory.
Here’s the link to the spiritual gifts assessment. Please take it and tell me what’s right about your wrong.
I am excited to see you know yourself better!
P.S. Don’t forget to register for the next virtual tea party on October 24th. Here’s the link!
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