Romans 12:3-8, “For I say, through the grace given to me, to everyone who is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think soberly, as God has dealt to each one a measure of faith. For as we have many members in one body, but all the members do not have the same function, so we, being many, are one body in Christ, and individually members of one another. Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, let us prophesy in proportion to our faith; or ministry, let us use it in our ministering; he who teaches, in teaching; he who exhorts, in exhortation; he who gives, with liberality; he who leads, with diligence; he who shows mercy, with cheerfulness.”

Let us take a look at the human body for a second.  We have arms, legs, feet, hands and many other parts that make up a whole body.  The whole body cannot be all of one part.  The body needs each and every part for the job that it was given.  The same is for the people of the Church.

In a church, you have deacons, ministers, ushers, and several other positions.  Each position has a purpose and one church cannot have all of one position.

As Christians, we are blessed in specific ways.  Our goal should be to learn that gift and then utilize that gift.  No gift should be wasted or thought less than another gift.  Each job is important just as each body part is important.

Are you an eye?  Be an eye.  Are you an arm?  Be an arm.  If you can preach, preach.  If you encourage, encourage.  Do what God blessed you to do.  Don’t fight y0ur programming by trying to be something you are not.  An arm can’t see and an eye can’t throw a ball.  All together as one, the body works.

Heavenly Father,

We know You created each of us for a purpose.  I pray that each of us use our gifts to Your honor and Your glory.  You alone are our God and we are Your followers.  You made us all special.  You made us all to work together.  We need You.  Thank You for all that we get from You.

In Your name we pray,

Amen

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