Let’s first read from the Bible.
1 Corinthians 12:1, 4-6
1 Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I do not want you to be ignorant:
4 There are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit.
5 There are differences of ministries, but the same Lord.
6 And there are diversities of activities, but it is the same God who works all in all. (NKJ)
Because there are three different aspects of spiritual gifts, we need to be careful and accurate in our application.
Verse 4: First God gives grace (divine influence upon the heart) to every believer by gifting and strengthening them to focus on one of the seven ways that the Holy Spirit ministers to the church (God’s called out people).
Verse 5: Secondly, God raises up and gives the church gifted servants to lead His church and fulfill His purposes.
Verse 6: Then, God pours out his powerful presence to turn the hearts of men to repentance when and how He sees it is important and necessary.
1/ So first, the supernatural grace that flows inside each believer causes them to desire to fulfill God’s will while they receive the power and strength to accomplish the ministry they are to focus on. Romans 12 lists seven specific motivating gifts that could be flowing through you after you are born again. Each believer is motivated to see from this specific viewpoint and focus his attention to serve through supernatural strength.
God’s gift to each believer is His grace. Verse four is describing grace gifts because the very word used in the Greek is from the word grace. Remember grace is defined as the divine influence upon the heart through which the Spirit of God causes a Christian to desire God’s will and empowers him, and that simply means, gives him the strength to do it. Therefore, a grace gift is a motivational force from within the believer causing them to desire and focus upon God’s will and being empowered to accomplish a godly action.