You Belong

1 Corinthians 12:15-16

If the foot should say, “Because I am not a hand, I do not belong to the body,” it would not for that reason cease to be part of the body.  And if the ear should say, “Because I am not an eye, I do not belong to the body,” it would not for that reason cease to be part of the body.

Perhaps it is human nature to assume that whatever we feel is most important is the most important to everyone.  We make this mistake in the church as well.

Because God has gifted us differently there is a tendency to assume that whatever we’re not interested in isn’t as important.   But just because we believe in strong teaching does not mean that acts of compassion and mercy should be neglected.

We can’t say that another person’s gifts are unimportant any more than we should be able to decide that a foot or an eye is unimportant.

No matter what your gift is, God has given it to you to use for His glory.  There have been too many churches that have neglected certain gifts due to someone in charge forgetting about balance.  But there have been many other Christians who have removed themselves from service because they feel as if their gifts are not appreciated or wanted.

God doesn’t make crippled churches – people cripple them.  We can complain about what is wrong with the church or we can just go out and use our gifts to the best of our ability.  The choice is up to us.

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