This is so euphoric and dubious feeling for me concerning this subject. However I’m ready as I strain myself through this ambiguous subject……I feel so magnanimous to share with you my side of this epic and radical topic…..
This subject I have been given by Tshepang Mekwa my sister in the Lord….I pray that this may help, motivate, evoke and correct those in need and those who don’t know…. Be inspired and blessed as you read and being ministered at. Thank you Tshepi…..
Allow me to write different sides of this subject; as it is not an easy subject neither complicated yet very broad and louder and relevant in our generation. So don’t rush and take your time from the first part until to the last part, I’m not sure how long will it be!!!
Romans 12:6 speak of our differences in the measure of our grace given to each person. We not graced the same.
Verse 3 in the same chapter… We should not think highly of ourselves than we ought, but with sober judgement. #Character
Gifts are distributed by the same Spirit 1 Corinthians 12:4. This Spirit is the Spirit of God, then if this is God’s doing, then humbleness is no requirement but a command. This God kind of Character which must be the foundation of the operation of all gifts is founded here:
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. 24 Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.
This is a straight Character of how christians or any person should live if that person ought to be a follower of the Lord Jesus Christ.
This can be a long and detailed written piece, yet that’s not where I’m heading now, maybe in part 2 of this I will go in details about things I won’t be going to details about here! So watch part 2.
Definitions according to dictionaries:
1. something given voluntarily without payment in return, as to honour a person or an occasion or to provide assistance.
2. something bestowed or acquired without being sought or earned by the receiver.
3. a special ability or capacity; natural endowment
4. to give some power, capacity, or talent to.
1. The combination of qualities or features that distinguishes one person, group, or thing from another.
2. Moral or ethical strength.
3. A description of a person’s attributes, traits, or abilities.
4. Status or role; capacity
5. A person, especially one who is peculiar or eccentric
Let’s begin then…
Gift is what you do and Character is what you are #period….
We need to come to a level where we constantly understand the meaning of being gifted and to operate in that particular gift which we know we have…. Gifts are given by God for a specific purpose and special assignments to particular individuals. We might look the same but we not gifted the same!!!! Our ranking is not and will never be the same. My grace is not the same as yours! We not graced the same neither in our glory we are the same…… Bear with me as I go a little deeper with this issue. Don’t mind any controversial statements you might find or come across just pray for me 🙂 !!!!!
God; when He willingly gave gifts to each person according to their abilities He knew how we were going to react. Some envy others, some want more, some want less and still others don’t even know what are their gifts! This article is not on how God give gifts or what gifts are for, I was just clarifying something about gifts before my Versus begins with Character………….don’t be nervous!!!!
Lack of understand of how to sustain a gift, has became a major issue in Christian society. As we zeal so much for God, we turn to turn a blind eye on maturity and character. Character help us to be what God wants us to be.
This I have found: Many Young people confuses exposure too soon to many things with maturity. Being matured comes with responsibilities not just with knowledge!!!!
The zeal do come to an end, then maturity must take place. When we lack listing skill, we die like fools. We have heard so many great preaches, so many good motivational speakers and even today we have so many people who are truly gifted yet their stinking characters differs them from peculiar persons.
God’s gifts were to make us whole not whores! Was to make us rejoice and give Him the glory not proud and arrogant. Was to humble and make us obedient unto His word not to make us rebellious and full of conceit and malice!! I’m not by any way criticising or judging anybody neither do I refer this or link it to any person whatsoever…..pay attention and be analytical if you would to these words I write in here…
Gifts say ‘preach’ and character says ‘did God said you must preach’. Gifts says ‘you don’t have to prepare you got this, it’s in you’ and character says ‘pray because you might be exposed before people’. Gift without maturity says ‘let them see me, what I can do or what I’m made of’ and yet again character hides behind the curtain!!
While the gift shines without the approval of God, the character is worried about the immaturity of the person I’ve become. There comes a time in our Christian walk where we need to remain silent about our gifts and let all others brag about what they can do with their gifts! Because anyway that’s what we do best, “bragging” about gifts. Sometimes let them brag all they can; but let your gift and character speaks for you! Let it represent you among the bunch!
Church has became a place of ‘good’ Christians who use their God-given gifts to impress God.
I mean you can’t impress me with something I invented and willingly gave it to you free of charge, like really!!!! Character should be a number one thing that shows the real person not the gift! Sometimes I feel like our gifts are draining us and directing us to permanent failure. Yet again I thought of it, that it is because our lack of character is the one that leads us to the pit of death not gifts!
Some of us we have became so big headed, that we no longer want to listen! Teachable heart or spirit is no more existing.
Young man on pulpit because they are gifted but they have no character. Our lack of character has drifted us away from God to use us. We have became strangers to Him because we no longer want to listen to Him, through His elects!!!!! Everyone is “anointed” so no one listen to one. Gifts are the centre stage of the fight, of who is best than the other… The spirit of the fallen angel is tormenting the Church and its people. Our generation is way ward; living like pagans, because of this gift and character.
There is nothing you can say better with that so called greater gift of yours without the character which God requires. God doesn’t anoint anyone with good character but you build your own character to please Him. Paul speaks about the transformation and renewal of thy mind: Romans 12….
We are gifted yet our minds are more devious than when we were un believers. God in His divinity will not strike you for not having a character but you will strike yourself by your rebellion. Hell is real! God won’t send you to hell because you are proud to humble yourself with that gift which He gave you, but the wrath of God will be poured upon some of us!
Just pray its not you….I repeat the wrath of God will be poured upon some of us!!!
The problem is not that we not operating in our gifts, but the problem is that the gift has became a driving force to spirituality, which by the way leads to religion. Oh I so hope I was writing about religion and spirituality. Maybe you should watch out for that too!!!! 🙂
Too much theological concepts but with no character…
Too many gifted people yet the anointing of God is far gone!!! #sad
Where a gift is used without the sustainability of the solid and founded character, then a gift is likely to be hollow and useless for usage. Gifts are and always been a major contributor to the body of Christ yet now they have been overused! There is nothing wrong in using our gifts, there is everything wrong is having these gifts and “operate” in them yet without character.
As they would say “don’t let your gift to take you where your character won’t be able to keep you… That is true!!!!
Watch out for part 2 of Gift vs Character as God willing and lead…..so be it!