“Therefore I remind you to stir up the gift of God which is in you through the laying on of my hands. For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind” (2Tim 1:6, 7)
If you are a born again child of God, the Holy Spirit is deposited in you. The Holy Spirit will also give you at least one gift so that you can serve God. Most believers have more than one gift. You are commanded to identify and to continue to stir up that gift deposited in you. God is God and you are you! God gives you the gift and you have to stir it up! It is your holy duty! God will ask for an account of your gift!
What does it means to stir a gift? Just imagine yourself drinking tea. You add sugar then you stir the tea so that the sugar dissolves and spreads in the tea. That is one picture. When cooking, you stir the soup so that the fire will touch all the soup. If not, some ingredients will remain cold and uncooked. Stirring your gift therefore it means to bring unity, harmony to your body soul and spirit. The passion of Jesus must touch every area of your life, and not just the ‘spiritual’ part of you. This stirring is done by studying the Word of God and by prayer. Identify your gift and use it always, no matter how little. Keep the gift ready to be used anytime. This is called revival. No matter what men say, you stir your gift! You need to be grateful to God for His gift. He may call you to use it for His glory at very short notice. You must be ready to perform ministry, day and night! You do not want to be found unprepared and embarrassed before God!
The enemy to this stirring is the evil spirit of fear. This demon attacks with intimidation, so that you run away and abandon your gift. He makes you afraid to even remember your gift. The devil is a liar. He will tell you that using your gift will attract troubles or will make you poor. He will deceive you to ignore and neglect the gift of God in you! He will say that there is no gain, no usefulness or profit in using it. The devil will say that stirring your gift is a waste of time or too much trouble! These are all lies!!! Reject them! Reject the spirit of fear!
Be filled with the Holy Spirit! Be filled with power, love and sound mind! Right now get up and start praying, in English or in tongues! Stir up that gift of preaching, teaching, singing; dancing, writing; cooking, helping others or anything else you do for the Lord! Godliness with contentment is great gain! Pay the price for revival in your heart! Why do you want to be lazy? Get up! Start praising God! For He is worthy!