Finding and fulfilling your role in the body of Christ.
"Only as you accept your part of that body does your "part" mean anything." (1st Corinthians 12:27 TM) Many Christians don't want the gift or gifts that have been given to them. Instead of joy or gratitude they are filled with disappointment. The greatest gift is not always the gift we want. It will prove to be the most lasting, most precious gift that we have ever received. It will fill us with joy, comfort us in sorrow and give us a foundation for all that we are and everything we do. Remember God chooses what we should have because he is intimately acquainted with us. One day, we'll be able to say, "Thank you, Father. Inspite of our tears, in spite of our ignorance, in spite of our sin and silly pride, thank you for the gift or gifts you 've placed within us."
Take note of 3 things:
1.) Every believer has a ministry. We all have a need to feel appreciated. Paul writes: "Encourage one another and build each other up." (1st Thessalonians 5:11 NIV)
2.) Every ministry is important. Everybody is somebody in the house of God! "God has arranged the parts in the body, every one of them, just as he wanted them to be... The eye cannot say to the hand, "I don't need you!" (1st Corinthians 12:18-21 NIV)
3.) We are dependent on each other. We need each other and have been called to work together. "I appeal to you... that you may be perfectly united in mind and thought." (1st Corinthians 1:10 NIV)
No man is an island although some of us want to work as independents. That's pride and that can be fatal! "Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work." (Ecclesiastes 4:9 NIV)
Be who God has intended for you to be. What God made you to be determines what he intends for you to do. You can avoid feeling like a square peg in a round hole. Get in your place!
Written by Evangelist Aleechea Pitts
Web site: www.pauleanministries.com
Evangelist Aleechea Pitts is the founder of Paulean Ministries of Vineland, New Jersey where the mission is "Endeavoring for the Kingdom!". Evangelist Pitts is known for her writings, love of God's Word, unusual wisdom, passionate preaching style,and gift for practically applying scripture to everyday life. She is an Anointed Psalmist and Musician as well.
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