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Stir Up Your Gift – Not Your Flesh

By Michael Q. Pink

May 6, 2015

flesh, gift of God

“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 give us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” (2 Timothy 1:6-7)

As I read this word this morning, I was stirred… Not only to stir up the gift in me, but also to speak out on this topic and touch a nerve that some will find uncomfortable. You see, people so often don’t want to do the work (stirring the gift) that it takes to succeed. They want someone else’s gift, or they choose instead to stir up the flesh.

How do you stir up the gift of God that is in you? It’s really quite basic. Take a look…

Michael Q. Pink

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  1. Wow, what a powerful word. Paul encourages us to stir up the gift that is in us. The gift is the natural. We stir it up by the laying on of hands. Paul is telling us to put ourselves in a position to pursue God’s super and engage it with our natural for supernatural results. Michael, you are on target when you say that people don’t want to step up with the natural part…they just want God to bypass that part and give them the supernatural…it doesn’t work that way. We are His workmanship….we are the men and women who must do the work…then God adds the super part to it. Many are sitting around waiting for a blessing when God is waiting for something to bless. Paul even says it should be obvious to us! We already have the power, the motive (love) and the intelligence to make it happen. Somehow the church has squelched believers into thinking that their natural is irrelevant with God is waiting on us to use it. Go figure.

    1. Hey Tim… You added some very good thoughts yourself! Stirred me up! (o-: Thank you for posting and adding to the conversation and growth of us all.

  2. Thank you Michael. Exercising my gift brings more joy and happiness to my life than a focus on money making processes. Short cuts tend to value the goal more than other people and this removes love and respect from many daily activities. You may well be a sower but our God will ensure you also reap a harvest brother. Freely giving through our gifts reminds me that Man shall not live by bread alone, but every word that comes from God. So in blessing we become blessed and so shall you 🙂

    1. Hello Mark… You have hit the nail on the head my brother! So proud of you for pursuing God and letting Him add to your life. Thank you also for the encouragement about reaping a harvest. That blessed me!

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