Good Morning. I have been wanting to figure out what my anointing is but first I wanted to really needed to understand what the word meant. By definition it “is a gift that functions easily when it is operating in you to benefit others and the Kingdom of God. If one has to “work it up” one has probably gone outside one’s anointing“.
As I stopped to reflect and recharge this morning, I started wondering what my anointing really was and did I have one? Honestly, this is not where I am looking for accolades not am I sitting on a “pity pot” saying “woo is me”. I really am not sure what it is. My lack of personal confidence, an occasional lack of of faith combined with my blossoming growth as a professional in direct sales, often leaves me wondering what are my talents/anointing. What gifts have I been given by God?
I have taken the Natural Gift Assessment by Lyndsey Baigent but is that the same thing? According to this test my gifts are Culture and Help. Simply put I find it easy to move freely in different cultures, feel fulfilled in sharing a variety of different cultural experiences as well as helping others to achieve their goals and dreams. I guess my biggest PROBLEM is my lack of faith in my abilities. When I get out of the way of myself, these natural gifts take over. I don’t know about you but I over analyze things, want to look deeper into things. Truth is I just need to trust and believe in God and the work that he is doing in my life. As I look back on my life, the winding road through my addiction and subsequent work in social services brought me here. Before my addiction, I am not sure if I would have found my gifts to be the same things. From a very negative time in my life, God was able to put me on a different path that allows me to share my anointing with others.
“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” (1 John 2:27).
Where do you move naturally in your life? What do you do that you don’t have to work at it? Chances are that is your anointing. God wants you to walk in the anointing he has given to you.
Have a ThirtyOne-derful day!