Can I succeed like others have? What do I need to do? How do I go about it? What if I don't have the gifts necessary to do something great? The wonderful truth revealed in Scripture is that God uses ordinary people to accomplish extraordinary feats, especially when they say, "Yes, Lord" to the destiny He has prepared for them!
Only one gift list in the New Testament attaches a promised result!
It is truly interesting to me that of all the various lists of gifts given in the New Testament, only one of them includes a promise concerning what will happen if you utilize the gifts in the list. That list is found in Ephesians 4:7-11 and the promise is that we can come to maturity (Eph. 4:13) by honoring the counsel and input from a multi-gifted team of people with five different heart motivations.
By making sure you have input from several people who demonstrate the heart motivations which underlie the five-fold team, you make better decisions and you succeed more often!
The five heart motivations (voices) we must hear from are:
The voice of divine creativity;
The voice of unending love for people;
The voice which passionately seeks out truth;
The voice which insists we must share the good news;
The voice which ensures that all of the above voices are heard, honored and flowing together in unison.
These voices come from the hearts of the prophet, the pastor, the teacher, the evangelist and the apostle. To learn more about these gifts and how they express themselves in a variety of situations, we recommend that you also study our book Gifted to Succeed.
Maximize Your Success by Honoring the Gifts of Those Around You!
You will become much more successful by learning to surround yourself with five-fold teams. When you draw out the input from everyone on your team, you receive a variety of perspectives and a much better overall revelation of how to move forward effectively in whatever area you are pursuing.
Even though this book is written and applied primarily toward leading a church through a five-fold team, you can apply this five-fold team concept to each of the following situations:
Projects you are working on
Challenges you are facing