Recently I had a conversation with one of my spiritual leaders Dr Gabriel Francis, I am a curious scholar of the Word and interrogate the content of some of the scriptures so I can glean better understanding all the time. We talked about Gifts and Talents (the two are different by the way)
Most of us are focused on our gifts and we think if a person is really gifted in something then that is what we will celebrate. Our anointing however is bigger than our gifts. An example of that is to say, Noah was anointed to build a ship. He wasn't a ship builder, there were ship builders all around. The Phoenicians were magnificent ship builders, they were expert ship builders.
Noah was given an anointing and that anointing will make way for your gifts. So,when you have an anointing to do something, don't worry about whether or not you have a gift to do it. That is not what you need to focus on, focus on the anointing and don't ask about instinct because you need discernment for that.That is why when you walk into a room, you can feel a person, you can feel an audience, you can feel the crowd and when you leave them, that anointing will remain.
What is your anointing? Your anointing is your spiritual relationship with God. Your anointing ignites your God given gifts. Dr Myles Munroe said it best, God blesses you with talents and gifts not just to serve Him, but that you may prosper. It is your gift that will enable you to fulfill your vision. It is your gift and talent in every person that the world will make room for. It is in exercising this gift that you will find real fulfilment, purpose and contentment in your work. Do good and be paid well. Let the anointing in your life STIR UP YOUR GIFT!!!