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Gift: Something acquired without compensation. A natural ability or quality. The act of giving.

Romans 12:3King James Version (KJV)

For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.

Apostle Paul in the verse above is saying: For I say through the grace given to me.  
This reveals to us a grace is given to everyone and of such grace is the transformational gift.

Grace is an access to the kingdom. It is relative to the dimension and the realities of the kingdom you operate.

The challenge with the transformed is: we refuse to hold unto the grace(access), we pursue ownership which is the world’s standard. E.g. Everyone calls me Tobi ‘Biyi and we all know by the grace of God I am the Lead Partner of Covenant of Life - access! 
We’ve got to have a leader friends.  
Ownership is when I go as far as referring to myself as the CEO, Lead Pastor or the Apostle over Covenant of Life - Ownership!

What ownership does is; they relate and revere me as a Lead Partner whereas in access/enablement I am zero because my chain of supply is being cut off., I am not even an Associate partner in the organogram of Access not to talk of Leading!
-          Have you not seen Situations where a member is greater in performance than the Lead person? Transformational gifts!!

Romans 12:3b; says not to think of yourself more highly than you ought to think.

Thus, all of us have gifts but they differ according to the measure of Grace God has dealt with us. How does God deal with us or what is the measure?
It is VALUE – How much we use our gifts. Remember the parable of the Talents? (Matthew 25:14-30). This is the mystery to a valued Individual and one without value.

What then are the gifts of Transformation?

Romans 12:6-8King James Version (KJV)

Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy, let us prophesy according to the proportion of faith;
Or ministry, let us wait on our ministering: or he that teacheth, on teaching;
Or he that exhorteth, on exhortation: he that giveth, let him do it with simplicity; he that ruleth, with diligence; he that sheweth mercy, with cheerfulness.

Prophecy   Ministry   Teaching   Exhortation   Giving   Leadership   Mercy.

Do note that these gifts are not equal/the same with the gifts of the spirit (I Corinthians 12)
Transformational gifts are Value Added Gifts in the life of Christians. The gifts of the spirit are for the 5 – fold ministry.

How do I mean?
Prophecy? Prophesy in proportion to your faith
Ministry? Use it in our ministering
Using the above gifts, I have beforehand validated the fact that transformation is never about you but others. I said it in a quote: Transformation is not what happens to you but what happens to the world through you.

Thus, the gifts are not for you but for others. They just add value to you.
It is the values that are added to you (suddenly) that opens the platform for influence.

Remember I once said this: There are no useless persons, we only have a Use-Less or Use-Lest individual. Transformational gifts are saying to you today; It’s not about being in use, it’s about the value added into others that results into you being Valued!

And how are you valued? 
When you add value to others. This comes by access not ownership. For example, a lot of young Christians want to be called a Prophet(Ownership); they want the gifts badly, they attend our holy ghost meetings and return home disappointed. 
You know why?
Prophesy is a transformational gift. My ability to realize this and just yield to God conforming to the only requirement which is Jesus; the Christ provides me the grace(gift) to Prophesy. So, I do not need to be a prophet to prophesy!!

Value comes from God. The Gifts come only through Conformity with God not by us trying to grow into them or trying to obtain them. That will be Ownership. This is the revelation as to how transformation is a sudden change and not growth. Ownership requires you to grow. To grow I repeat!!

The measure to which these gifts are revealed in your life is directly proportional to how much you yield. How you surrender to be used for others.

Do not let’s get too spiritual about this, let’s just highlight the gifts and see them fixed as pre-explained.
1.    Prophecy: Knowledge of the future (normally said to be obtained from a divine source)
-          Prophesy: Predict/reveal through, or as if through divine inspiration.

2.    Ministry: The work of the minister of a religion

3.    Teaching: The activities of educating/instructing; activities that impart knowledge/skills.

4.    Exhortation: A communication intended to urge/persuade the recipients to take some actions.

5.    Giving: the imparting of news/promises etc.
-          Disposing of property by voluntary transfer without receiving value in return.
-          Liberality: the trait of being generous in behaviour and temperament

6.    Leadership: the activity of leading/ the ability to lead.

7.    Mercy: Leniency and compassion shown towards offenders by a person/agency charged with administering justice.
-          A disposition to be kind and forgiving.

Note as we round-up that:all of the gifts above cannot be used on yourself/for your self

but others. The only limitation to Transformational gifts is You(Self). Hope this commences a journey to the end of you(self) today?

The measure to which these gifts are revealed in your life is directly proportional to how much you yield. How you surrender to be used for others.

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