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17 May – Stir Up Your Gift


This morning I was feeling tired, but I also had a scheduled Zoom call with our church as we are still unable to meet publically due to restrictions. I was also sharing with the kids zoom call and knew I had to find some extra energy to keep them engaged.

However as I proceeded to talk with the children I felt something shift on the inside of me. This shifting was a result of my decision to stir up the gift that is within me. I know one of the things God has called and equipped me to do  is to encourage and share about Him. I also know that whenever we stir up our gifts something great will happen on the inside of us.

Regardless of any obstacles, attacks or how tired or disappointed we may feel, as we lean into and share what we have an energy, passion and creativity will be activated and released.

It’s this power that God deposits within us, which will catapult us to the next level. It’s vital to keep us moving forward and is why we mustn’t allow ourselves to become discouraged to the point of inaction or unbelief.  For if we do our fire will be at risk of being extinguished and our lives lived without passion or purpose.

This morning as I chose to stir up the gift within me the tiredness dropped away. I was doing one of the things I am created to do and be. As I spoke today God reminded me that He will always provide what is needed, especially where there is purpose and calling.

David took what he had and ran into battle with only a sling-shot. He stirred up his confidence in God and the righteousness of the cause before him, took aim and slayed the giant Goliath.  Samson stirred up the anointing upon his life slaying 1000 of his nations enemies with only a donkey’s jawbone. Esther chose to walk in her gifts of beauty, bravery and wisdom. God harnessed these gifts and the purity of her heart to help her appear before the king on behalf of her people to protect them from being annihilated. Deborah stirred up her gift of leadership, wisdom and prophecy to encourage her people to arise against their enemies. (1 Samuel 17; Esther 5; Judges 5:7; Judges 13-16)

Today stir up the gifts that are within you. Just as David, Samson, Esther and Deborah did in their hour, stir up your courage, confidence, gifts and abilities. Speak up, act, build, teach, write, dance, sing, create, pray, intercede, preach, administer help where you can and encourage.

Determine to use what you have in your hand and heart as you seek God as to where and how. As you do God will take what and who you are, pour out His “supernatural” on it and catapult you forward into your destiny. 

Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think. “(Ephesians 3:20)

“Therefore I remind you to stir up the gift of God which is in you through the laying on of my hands. For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” (2 Timothy 1:6-7) 

“I have filled him with the Spirit of God, giving him great wisdom, ability, and expertise in all kinds of crafts”. (Exodus 31:3)

“I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit. (Romans 15:13)

Prayer: Lord I’m choosing to stir up the gifts that you have placed within me today. I ask for you to fill me afresh today with your mighty power so that can fulfill my purpose and destiny in you.  In Jesus name Amen.

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