Monday, July 25, 2022

“If the whole body were an eye, where would the hearing be? If the whole body were an ear, where would the sense of smell be? But now God has placed each one of the parts in one body just as He wanted. And if they were all the same part, where would the body be?”

1 Corinthians 12:17-19 HCSB

Recently I had a lot of work done on one of our vehicles to get it in good working order for a new driver. I’m pretty sure the Freon did not sit and compare itself to the catalytic converter. I couldn’t buy extra Freon to replace the catalytic converter, either, though that would have been much cheaper! Rotors on the rear wheels could not have been replaced by an oil filter. All these things were needed for the car to run safely and comfortably, the way it was built to work.

The body of believers is like that car. Each of us has unique giftings given by God to use to bring glory to Him. It’s tempting to get caught up in a spiritual comparison game when we see someone whose gifts put them in a position in the limelight while we are serving quietly in the background, but all the kinds of gifts, whether teaching, helps, or encouraging, are needed for the body of Christ to function. Are you using your abilities to your full capacity to God’s glory? 🚦

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