‘A man’s gift makes room for him, and brings him before great men’ (Proverbs 18:16)

Fundamental Truths

  1. Your fulfillment in life is centered around your gifting.

If you are determined to be fulfilled as God’s best creature, you should endeavor to discover, deploy, and develop your God-given gifts. The earlier you set out to doing that, the better.

Your life has a purpose. Your gift mix is an important tool to fulfill such a purpose. It’s an illusion to think of fulfilling one’s purpose without a recourse to one’s natural and supernatural gifting.

Analysis of Proverbs 18:16

Gifts are powerful. A gift is capable of opening doors of opportunity and privilege that were otherwise off limits. A man’s gifts create access for him. Your gift is the creator of opportunities you will ever need in life. Your gift, when fully discovered and operational, is your edge in life and destiny. No one can beat you at being you. Your gift is the secret of your standout. Your gift is your power. Your gift will help you find real fulfillments, purpose, and contentment in all areas of life. Your gift is your pathfinder in life and destiny. According to Dr Myles Munroe, your gift is your area of domain. Your gifts will help you fulfill your dominion mandate.

In the world of sports, gifts play a major role in the attainment of greatness of sportsmen and women. Consider these names in the world of football: Pele, Maradona, Segun Odegbami, Christian Chukwu, Kanu Nwankwo, Austin Okocha, Stephen Keshi, Lionel Messi and Christano Ronaldo. One thing is common to them, skill.  They can hold the ball, dribble, and score decisive goals. They discovered their skill, developed it, and deployed it. They became renowned courtesy their natural gift.

The same is applicable in the entertainment world. There are countless artists, comedians, and musicians whose natural gifts have made rooms for them. Millions of people pay heavily to watch their performances. In other words, their gifts pay their bills.