MOTIVATIONAL GIFT DEFINITIONS

 

4 For as we have many members in one body, but all the members do not have the same function, 5 so we, being many, are one body in Christ, and individually members of one another. 6 Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, let us prophesy in proportion to our faith; 7 or ministry, let us use it in our ministering; he who teaches, in teaching; 8 he who exhorts, in exhortation; he who gives, with liberality; he who leads, with diligence; he who shows mercy, with cheerfulness. Romans 12:4-8 NKJ

 

 

 

 

 

 

// MERCY GIFT //

 

STRENGTHS:

  • Special sensitivity to emotional needs.

  • Sensitivity for the feelings of people which expresses tenderness, kindness, and compassion.

  • Generally likes to avoid actions which will hurt the feelings of others, including discipline and administrative decisions.

 

WEAKNESSES:

  • May become too emotionally involved and lose objectivity in helping others.

  • Can become closed in spirit to those who are not sensitive to others.

  • Tends to avoid stress-producing situations and firmness, unless absolutely convinced it is necessary.

  • There is a danger of emotional involvement in helping those of the opposite sex.

 

// TEACHING  //

 

STRENGTHS:

  • Likes to present the truth in a systematic fashion.

  • Enjoys the world of books and ideas

 

WEAKNESSES:

  • May become more interested in factual details than the practical application of truth.

  • May enjoy personal research more than teaching others.

  • May become proud of their learning and knowledge

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//  PROPHECY  //

 

STRENGTHS:

  • The gift of “sanctified criticism.”

  • Great ability to verbalize truth and to feel what God feels and see things from God’s viewpoint.

  • Quick to discern dishonest character and motives.

  • Speaks frankly, even to friends, without considering the consequences.

 

WEAKNESSES:

  • May have little sensitivity to the feelings of others

  • May appear judgmental.

  • Is more concerned with righteousness than with people.

 

//  GIVING  //

 

STRENGTHS:

  • Usually desires to give anonymously and at the Lord’s prompting.

  • Usually thrifty and a good financial manager thus has more to give away than others

 

WEAKNESSES:

  • May become cause-oriented rather than people oriented.

  • Tends to judge those who are poor financial managers.

  • Sometimes forgets to confirm giving with a spouse.

 

/EXHORTING  //

 

STRENGTHS:
•    Seeks to teach the practical applications of scripture often in a person to person setting.
•    Serves as “God’s cheerleader” in the church.
•    Desires to create harmony in the church.

 

 

WEAKNESSES:
•    
Maybe success-oriented and thus neglect people with deeper, more complex needs.
•    May tend to oversimplify complex issues. 

 

// SERVING  //

 

 

STRENGTHS:

  • Ability to recall personal likes and dislikes of others.

  • Likes to give things made with their own hands.

  • Enjoys short-range “now” projects.

  • Volunteers readily for even menial tasks.

 

WEAKNESSES:

  • May disregard personal needs, stamina, family and personal fund in serving others.

  • Finds it difficult to say no.

  • May prefer to work alone rather than with others.

 

// ADMINISTRATION //

 

STRENGTHS:

  • Ability to see over-all goals and objectives and the steps needed to reach those goals..

  • Enjoys seeing all the parts in the project come together.

  • Enjoys delegating responsibility and taking leadership when none exists

 

WEAKNESSES:

  • Maybe task-oriented rather than people-oriented.

  • Willingness to endure reaction in meeting the goal may appear as insensitivity.

  • May appear to use people.

  • Maybe weak in listening skill.

 

 

 

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