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Selfish: At one time or another we are all tempted to use the gifts for our own purposes, for getting our needs for attention and recognition met. Being tempted is not the problem, but failing to recognize this subtle distraction can be a long-term problem, one which often affects individuals, fellowships and even entire movements.
Being Arrogant: One way arrogance shows up is by leaving the impression that the person with the gift is somehow more mature, blessed or anointed because of the working or fruit of the gift. There is only One Level in the Kingdom—we are all equally joint-heirs with our Older Brother, and each of us is equally a son of our Father.
Lack of Knowledge: Gaining the knowledge of the Lord is simple. It is not easy, because it will cost us everything, but it is simple.
Demonic Interference: Until we are living in complete and utter dependence on Christ we will be susceptible to attacks and interference from the enemy. He will definitely stick his nose in our training, especially if we are beginning to enjoy freedom, for he knows that it does not take long to learn to wield these weapons against him and his plots if we are depending on the Lord for training.
Unsafe Environment: Most of all we need a safe environment in which to make mistakes. This is one of the reasons the Lord Himself wants to be our Teacher: only He can treat you with the unconditional love, a
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