Observation would indicate that while everyone is gifted and are motivated by them in some fashion, the fullness of God’s love and goodness becomes a life-giving, artesian spring flowing through us when we are aware and intentional about being connected with God’s heart and Spirit.
It is also my observation that giftedness can be used in service of both good or evil, used well or misused. Most commonly, we are all a tangle of giftedness and coping mechanism, glory and brokenness. We all have the important task of Listening-past-and-through the human tangle to hear and see the fingerprint of God working through one another. It is one of the tasks of spiritual formation to increasingly remove from the barnacles of an encrusted life that obscures the Light and beauty of radiant faithfulness.
Jan is an experienced retreat leader who often does spiritual gifts retreats for churches, Meetings, organizations and even businesses. In those retreats she uses three handouts that are now available for you to use in your own group. Feel free to copy and use as it is helpful to you.