I meet people every week who don’t feel that they have anything to offer to the church in way of gifts and talents;
disheartened people who have very little hope and positivity about their role within God’s church. I think its probably human nature to look at others and wish we had their gifts or talents. But God’s has made us all as individuals, all different, all for a purpose and necessary for the smooth working of the church. We are all cogs in the workings of the church.
1 Corinthians 12:14-22 tells us; ‘Yes, the body has many different parts, not just one part. If the foot says, “I am not a part of the body because I am not a hand,” that does not make it any less a part of the body. And if the ear says, “I am not part of the body because I am not an eye,” would that make it any less a part of the body? If the whole body were an eye, how would you hear? Or if your whole body were an ear, how would you smell anything?
But our bodies have many parts, and God has put each part just where he wants it. How strange a body would be if it had only one part! Yes, there are many parts, but only one body. The eye can never say to the hand, “I don’t need you.” The head can’t say to the feet, “I don’t need you.” In fact, some parts of the body that seem weakest and least important are actually the most necessary.’ [NLT]
So, if you’re feeling that you don’t have a role or don’t seem to fit in anywhere in church, then think again. YOU are
important to God and to the smooth working of His church.
You are a cog! Vital and important.
Take strength and encouragement from the reading above from 1 Corinthians, and find where you fit in your church.
Pastor Steve, May 2019