What is the MGM?
Best results occur when you add a debrief from your advisor who can give you additional spiritual insight about your report. Debrief sessions normally take a little over an hour and can be completed via a phone call or online meeting.
What are Motivational Gifts?
The seven spiritual gifts described in Romans 12:6-8 are also referred to as Motivational Gifts. Motivational Gifts are strong inner-directed tendencies or special talents which are God-given and allow us to perform certain tasks with extreme ease. When we use our gifts to serve God and others, we receive a deeper joy and satisfaction. Who receives Motivational Gifts? Both Scripture and practical experience suggest that these motivational gifts are resident within us at birth. For example, from our earliest childhood, we exhibit certain thinking, behavior and communication patterns – our personality – that remain fairly consistent throughout our life. When one is “born again” and filled with the Holy Spirit (John 3:3-8), a spiritual transformation occurs and our gifts are to be used for God‘s purposes. Because we are imperfect with a sin nature and a free will, our gifts can be used in either mature or immature ways, for good or evil. When gifts are used to do God’s will, we work in
concert with our Creator and spiritual blessings result.
How many Motivational Gifts does each person have?
Jesus Christ was perfect, possessing and perfectly functioning in all seven Motivational Gifts. As frail humans, we will not function in all seven as Christ did. However, as believers, each Christian has at least one dominant Motivational Gift that will be expressed through his or her unique personality. At the same time, we are told to have an accurate perception of ourselves and to neither over- nor under-estimate ourselves (Romans 12:3).
As we mature spiritually, we will tend to function in more of the seven. In almost all circumstances, however, our dominant gift will color our perception and behavior.
Calling and Life Purpose
The Apostle Paul gives us an important insight into finding our calling and life purpose: “Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is – his good, pleasing and perfect will. For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the measure of faith God has given you.
Motivational Gifts (functions) within the body of Christ
Just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we who are many form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. We have different gifts, according to the grace given us.
- (Bold Proclaimer) If a man's gift is prophesying, let him use it in proportion to his faith;
- (Relentless Server) If it is serving, let him serve;
- (Researching Teacher) if it is teaching, let him teach;
- (Enthusiastic Encourager) if it is encouraging, let him encourage;
- (Generous Contributor) if it is contributing to the needs of others, let him give generously;
- (Diligent Leader) if it is leadership, let him govern diligently;
- (Cheerful Mercy) if it is showing mercy, let him do it cheerfully”
(Romans 12:2-8 NIV, emphasis added).