I’m not a black and white kind of guy, right or wrong kind of man. I don’t lack tactfulness, I’m not harsh. I’m far from being belligerent, as those tho possess the gift of proclaiming.
I don’t like doing something with my hands, I can play second fiddle and detect needs but I find little fulfillment in meeting those needs many times. I like to serve but the gift of serving isn’t my primary gift.
I’m not a person who lives to investigate every single detail about a particular phenomenon demanding total accuracy and precision — to a degree, but I enjoy providing systematic instruction. I do enjoy to resolve issues. I’m practical but and can interrogate. I have a teacher in me but I’m not sure if the gift of teaching in my primary gift, either.
Administratively, I’m a teacher with Evangelistic tendencies. The whole spirit manifests in me through knowledge and discernment of spirits.
I have much encouragement to give, I lift people up fast, I urge others to achieve goals, I’m an idea person who sees potential in others… motivating and stimulating, providing practical steps to achievement. Sometimes, I believe in my students more than they believe in themselves. This is my primarily godly gift! The gift of exhortation!
Why not the gift of giving? I don’t think about life in regards to money and finances much, primarily. I’ve never had the passion to belong to a church committee that dealt with raising funds for the church. I don’t think life in terms of money or as a game of capital.
If a friend of mine was in the hospital, I don’t think I would tell him not to worry that other people are doing his work until he comes back (gift of ruling) or, “I feel for you, let me pray for you now,” gift of mercy.
Instead, I would have said, “You’re going to be all right.” And that’s exhortation according to the Bible.
The former isn’t to say that much mercy I have for the poor and the weak. It is our duty to clothe the naked, give water to the thirsty, and assist those who are hungry.
God is our best teacher. All we have to do is to listen. To God be the glory, always.