As for you, the anointing you received from him remains in you, and you do not need anyone to teach you. But as his anointing teaches you about all things and as that anointing is real, not counterfeit—just as it has taught you, remain in him.

1 JOHN 2:27

Do you know your anointing? Anointing is the gift that functions in you naturally to benefit others and the kingdom of God. If one has to “work it up,” then one has probably gone outside of one’s anointing.
One area in which I have a God-given anointing is networking. I have never sought to develop such an anointing. But I know a lot of people. Despite being an introvert by nature, God has connected me with people all around the world.
Many times when people call me about something, my natural response is, “Oh, you need to contact so and so. He can help you with that.” A mentor once said to me, “Your inheritance is in relationships.” He was affirming that my anointing is in relationships and networking.
My wife, on the other hand, has an anointing in the area of disarming people. She can become someone’s best friend in five minutes. She disarms people faster than anyone I know. There is no way you can be a shy person around my wife. I have seen people open up to Angie where they would not open up to anyone else. It is her anointing.
Where do you move naturally in your life? What do you do that you don’t have to work at? Chances are, that is your anointing. God wants you to walk in the anointing He has given to you.

Hillman, O. (2011). Tgif: today god is first. Grand Rapids, MI: Revell.

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