Am I A Mercy Or an Exhorter?

by Olu
(Fl)

Its interesting because when I was first learning about my spiritual gifts I thought I was an exhorter because I loved to encourage and be with other who were downhearted and broken and my friends would always tell me I was encouraging on a bad day and a great person to talk to I was always comforting one person or the other. I even took a spiritual gifts test and it specifically said I was a mercy hahah but I was so focused on being an encourager I ignored it. But funny enough my brain kept going to mercy... and now I understand why it's who I am .

I looked back into my childhood and how I am as an individual not who I was trying to be. People have also confirmed that this is my gift many times . People who don't even know me too well .. sometimes just having a two minutes interaction with me they confirmed this is my gift. I'm known for being sensitive and "too nice". I actually never paid attention to this at first and never really even knew it was a gift. It fills me with great joy and happiness and I feel so fulfilled.

Also with a lot of trials in my life it pushed me closer and closer to understanding that I am a mercy. I realized with deeper introspection that I got my exhorter characteristics from my mom especially because she's a natural born exhorter that is definitely her dominant gift and because I was trying to copy her (: when I was first filled with the Holy Spirit. But its a good thing because as a mercy you can comfort through encouragement and positivity..

It's also a valuable thing to have because as a mercy I feel things deeply and am very sensitive so I need that encouraging side to lift me back up ....

I just pray I can use this beautiful gift God has given to the fullest and in the most beautiful way to bring Him glory and feel fulfilled doing it ........(:

God bless whoever is reading this.. Jesus loves you very much..

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Mar 19, 2017
hmmm ...Jane
by: olu

hi Jane, uhhh I'm not going to lie ... I might not be the best person to ask.. I'm still learning a lot ... but maybe you should look at his characteristics .. is he sensitive , affectionate, very compassionate, does he bring alignment with just his presence ... does he like to just be versus an exhorter that likes to do Exhorter's are more like your motivational speaker while Mercy givers are more like your care givers and worship is our favorite thing to do because we can experience the Presence of God in such a tangible way its beautiful ... They're usually the ones who tell you to relax or let it be .. while exhorters are usually the ones that want to see you doing something and really get out there ...not to say ,Mercy's don't like to do .. we love to do and put our all into things excellence is one of our traits and we like feeling fulfillment... But our gold our treasure is when we're just being ... and sometimes people can see this as laziness or procrastination but its just out nature ...Now exhorters .. they're the life of the party and are usually really extroverted... that's not to say a mercy is not extroverted ... they can tend to be especially when they're showing compassion... I'm speaking from experience .. but there's this calmness and tranquility to their extroversion .. they're also really soft hearted and very patient they like to savor things deeply, so they usually think deeply and feel deeply which can make them overanalyze things ( which I do a lot haha) which is also due to their sensitive nature...

Exhorters are like catalysts but Mercy's are like your life vests they hold you together and comfort the faint at heart.. Mercy's also have this simple but bright light about them that's peaceful I cant really put it in words .. Exhorters are super friendly and lively .. they have this very bright and lively presence around them

Awww I just love my gift it makes me happy thinking about and sharing my heart on it too...Thank you for asking ! .I hope this helps a little .... I'm so sorry I'm just learning about my gift ...

Mar 19, 2017
Something else
by: Olu

Also something else that's really cool regarding my story is .....its also really cool though because my mom prayed Isaiah 60:15 over me when I was in her womb and God told her I would live it out which is so beautiful... because a spirit of excellence is a huge characteristic of a Mercy and I just think its beautiful how God confirmed my redemptive gift in such a subtle and beautiful way 💗 That's one thing that also really helped me for sure know it was my gift because I was having doubts..

Mar 19, 2017
Shazz
by: Olu

Hi Shazzz aww thank you ! You're so sweet ! But I do still have one question since I'm a Mercy one of things it said is I take longer to heal from wounds from people and stuff like that yet I forgive easily .... How does tha work because I understand what that means but what I'm really asking is... does the time it takes to forgive does it matter ..Becaue i am the type of person that gives people many chances and sometimes without even realizing it ... Like one of my friends who I'm not friends with anymore she repeatedly stabbed me in the back but I always would pray for her and try and love her but then I ended up quitting my relationship with her because I was suffering emotionally ... so now it's awkward so that's an example
Can anyone help me with this question ?

Mar 19, 2017
Olu
by: Shazzzzzzz

Hi Olu

I read your first post and commented and then read this one. So glad that the RG gifting on Mercy was a help.

Your study notes are like gold for the growing spirit lois. thank you.


Mar 18, 2017
Perhaps you can help
by: Jane

Loved your post!
And perhaps you can help me with trying to figure out my son.He too has an Exhorter Mom. He 'tested' as a Ruler, but although he does systems quite well, it didn't fit with his people skills which are huge. So he is a generalist, operational manager, but I'm beginning to think he's Mercy, because he touches on all parts of our business, perhaps building a whole ecosystem. Can you shed any light here perhaps?

Mar 16, 2017
Exhorter consisting
by: Angelajoy

I can totally understand you believing you were Exhorter gift. People often get exhorter confused with the gift of encouragement which is a spiritual gift we all can walk in. Mercy Redemptive gift is such a joy to us prophets. Your embrasive heart makes all feel welcome and important which is such a joy to the heavy hearted prophet. Welcome to the tribe!

Mar 16, 2017
Spirit of Excellence
by: olu

its also really cool though because my mom prayed Isaiah 60:15 over me when I was in her womb and God told her I would live it out which is so beautiful... because a spirit of excellence is a huge characteristic of a Mercy and I just think its beautiful how God confirmed my redemptive gift in such a subtle and beautiful way 💗 That's one thing that also really helped me for sure know it was my gift because I was having doubts..

Mar 15, 2017
Olu
by: lois

firstly, i am thrilled people are still reading these teaching notes. i appreciate the process in unfolding your redemptive gift. it takes work to separate out our woundedness, the culture and our design. thank you for giving us a glimpse of that transition from exhorter to mercy, and a beautiful one at that.

blessings. glad you stopped by here.


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