What is Binding Your Gifts?

24 08 2013

5 tree finishedWe are in a series on the 5 fold ministry gifts and today we are looking at what hinders you and I from exercising our gifts from the fullest extent possible.

Many would jump to the easy answer, the devil and the demonic forces, quoting Ephesians 6, we wrestle not with flesh and blood but the rulers and principalities of darkness. I call this the easy answer because it is always easier to avoid and deflect to another rather than looking at ourselves.

I acknowledge these forces can be a hindrance, but the greatest barriers are within us. They are the physical trauma which affects our body, drama which is our soul’s expression of our feelings, thoughts and emotions and the pain we carry in our spirit!

These three trauma, drama and pain influence and often control everything we do, including how weperseverance walk out our spiritual gifts. There is a fourth influencer, it is our maturity.  So what can we do, because all of us have trauma, drama and pain, and we all need maturity in one area or another.

The first think we must do is stop excepting and begin accepting that we are human!

To Except is to leave out. To exclude.

To Accept is to receive with consent. To understand.

Jesus accepted his humanness. He never said if only I was not human, rather we see Him in the garden accepting his humanness and choosing to fight the good fight as He struggled in His humanness to do the will of His Father in heaven.

May these words from Hebrews encourage you!

Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.

Hebrews 12:1 – 3

Blessings and Complete Joy,


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