In my about How to Build a Food Ministry Volunteer Staff, Part One I talked about “Spiritual Gifts Assessments”. In Part Two I talked about the “Heart”. Part Three talk about your “Abilities”, that relates to Food Ministry Volunteer Staff. What I want to talk about today is your “Personality and your Experiences”.
Rick Warren writes: “You will be most effective why your use your spiritual gifts and abilities in the area your heart’s desire and in a way that best expresses your personality and experiences. The better the fit, the more successful you will be”.
Finding the right food ministry volunteer is not as hard as we want to make it. In the S.H.A.P.E. process, there are two last letters we need to explore. It is the last of the process that we as an individuals need to understand who God has made us to be. All we have to do is to accept it and apply it.
The “P’” and the “E” in shape stands for Personality and Experiences. The “P” is our personality, and it will affect how we use our spiritual gifts and our abilities. Two people can have the same gift but one can be an extrovert, and the other is an introvert, and the outcome will be different.
The “E” which is our experiences. We all have had many experiences through life that has led us to this point and if we don’t want admit God has had his hand in all our experiences.
There are several areas that we need to examine for the purpose of serving God. Our Family, Education, Vocational, Spiritual, Ministry, and Painful experiences.
Each one of these experience has different meaning to each of us. When we put those experiences to work, we will find we can lead in a way God has attended us to do.
I once told a friend that I thought that I had gone full circle. All of the experience has lead me to the job that I have today. I can draw on my experiences and apply them to all of the situations that I will experience in my Food Ministry position and helping in building the Kingdom of God.