Am I A Mercy Or an Exhorter?
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..