For this reason I, Paul, the prisoner of Christ Jesus for the sake of you Gentiles—
Surely you have heard about the administration of God’s grace that was given to me for you, that is, the mystery made known to me by revelation, as I have already written briefly. In reading this, then, you will be able to understand my insight into the mystery of Christ.
This week’s spiritual gift focuses on the gift of administration, which falls in line with last weeks’ message on the spiritual gift of leadership. If you have been blessed with the spiritual gift of administration, you must first understand that just like Paul, you are placed in a position where your purpose in life is connected to stewardship. You feel fulfilled when you are assisting others who are leaders or in charge. Some qualities of a great administrator include the following…
- Realize that their goal is to support their leader
- Possess great organization skills
- Know how to prioritize
- Strong verbal skills
- Great writing skills
- Effective at time management
- Able to work well in a team
As we recall Paul’s journey of devotion to the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, from the time that he was first blinded by the light when God came to him as he traveled along the road to Damacus. To the time that God changed his name from Saul when he was the tax collector, to Paul which means humble –perfect name for an administrator. Paul experienced a complete transformation, a spiritual transformation on that road to Damacus. He became a man that only wanted to serve God, and his purpose was now about the administration of God.
As you review the list above consider what qualities you may have that could reflect your ability to have the spiritual gift of administration. Then consider qualities that are about the administration of God that are not present on the list above but you possess such skills that would but perfect as an administrator. What are those skills? How could you use those skills and your spiritual gift to better serve His kingdom? How can you use this spiritual gift to better serve your purpose? Finally, now that you are aware that you have the spiritual gift of administration, how can you use it in your current career if you are not currently doing so?
Challenge yourself to always be the best that you can be. Know what your spiritual gifts are and use them to connect to your purpose.
Although I am less than the least of all the Lord’s people, this grace was given me: to preach to the Gentiles the boundless riches of Christ and to make plain to everyone the administration of this mystery, which for ages past was kept hidden in God, who created all things. His intent was that now, through the church, the manifold wisdom of God should be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly realms, according to his eternal purpose that he accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord.