In Romans 12 we read Just as each of us has one body with many parts, and these parts all function diistincly, so in Christ we who are many form one body, and each part belongs to all the others. But having differing gifts according to the grace which is given to us, whether prophesying, according to the proportion of faith; or service, in the ministry; or the one who teaches in teaching; or the one encouraging in the exhortation; the one contributing in simplicity; the one who takes the lead, with diligence; the one showing mercy, with cheerfulness. I contend that ONE of these seven gifts is given by the holy Spirit to each believer and serves to guide or motivate or control all other gifts in the Church. A person might actually have aspects of all seven of these (plus other "sign" gifts" or such listed elsewhere) but one of these gift will be dominant in our attitude and action. These will all help the local assembly, the "body", function interdependently and optimally. All are equally needed and one is not "better" than another; just differing. I have found that it is often easier for others to see the gifting of the holy Spirit in others than in themselves (might be that log/splinter phenomena). So laying this out for discussion on these seven "Motivational" Gifts (please don't hijack to other gifts) and how they function.