The Sweet Spot of Your Gifting and Anointing is Where You Need to Live
What are you gifted to do? What has God called you to do? You will need to understand the answers to this question if you are going to maximize your productivity for the Kingdom of God.
1 Peter 4:10: Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms. (NIV)
1 John 2:27: As for you, the anointing you received from him remains in you, and you do not need anyone to teach you. But as his anointing teaches you about all things and as that anointing is real, not counterfeit – just as it has taught you, remain in him. (NIV)
The Greek definition for the word anointing in this passage is: “anointing” the special endowment of the Holy Spirit.
So what are my gifts and anointing?
“It is when our gift functions easily, comes with ease, natural, no working it up is needed, it is either that or it isn’t. If one has to work it up, one has probably gone outside one’s anointing. If one goes outside one’s anointing, the result is often fatigue, it is weariness or spiritual lethargy that has been described as dying inside.” R.T. Kendall, from his book “Anointing Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow”
Where do you move naturally in your life? What do you do that you don’t have to work at? Chances are, that is your gifting and anointing. God wants you to walk in the anointing He has given you for His glory! We discover what gifts and anointing God has given us by the fruit of our efforts and by affirmation of others. It is where our gift functions easily and naturally that we will most often find the will of God.
On the other hand, we can cause ourselves great frustration when we get outside of our gifts. Too many people find themselves lured into working outside their gifts and when a person goes outside of their anointing and gifting, they get fatigued and weary. They feel like they are dying on the inside.
2 Corinthians 10:13-14: We aren’t making outrageous claims here. We’re sticking to the limits of what God has set for us. But there can be no question that those limits reach to and include you. We’re not moving into someone else’s “territory.” We were already there with you, weren’t we? We were the first ones to get there with the Message of Christ, right? So how can there be any question of overstepping our bounds by writing or visiting you? (MSG)
The definition of the word limits in this passage is the word metre and it means: (limits) a measure (“metre”), literally or figuratively; by implication a limited portion (degree)
Identify your metre: the portion within the limits that God has intended for you. Find the sweet spot of your gifting and anointing and stay in your lane. You will enjoy life more, and even more importantly, you will maximize your productivity and fruit for the Kingdom of God!
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