Function in your own gifting do not concern yourself with the gift of others
Good morning friends,
Peace be with you as you journey towards the end of another week. I trust that this week has been very productive thus far. I share these words with you and my prayer is that you will remember them as you continue your journey into a new week.
“There is no person like you, you are the best fit for your function; only you can do it”- unknown.
Let us hear this in another way, very well said by a man whom Jesus met on the road to Damascus.
Hear Paul in the text for reflection today:
For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others.
We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your faith;
Romans 12:4-6 NIV
Just as we have one body with different parts having its own function, so are we members of the body of Christ and we have our own function. What is your function? Are you clear on what is it that God has called you to do?
Are you the eyes that should be discerning the good and the evil?
Are you the ears that should listen to the cries of the people, and make petition on their behalf?
Are you mouth that should prophesy?
Many of us today are still struggling to operate in the gift given to us by God. Why you may ask? I can give two reasons why this might happen:
1. You are more concerned with the gift of other members, than with your own gift: Too many times we try to be the mouth, when God has called us to be the eyes, or the ears, or the fingers and even the feet. Instead of operating in our own function/gifting, we think it too small and we meddle in the gift of others. This my friend will cause confusion and malfunction in the body of Christ. Why? because the there are no two body parts with the same function. To each it’s own, and if one is functioning as another there will be great confusion and disunity
2. You do not think that your gift is of importance: Some members struggle with being accepted among other members, because they feel that their function is of no importance. Today I want to remind such a member , that every part of the body has its own function, and one cannot function with the other. Whether you are the head or the feet your function is important. If the feet be cut off from the body, it weakens the overall function of the body, *including the head.
So do not count your function as of no importance, whatever you are called to do, is of great importance to the body of Christ.
Therefore, Do not concern yourself with the function of others, find your function and do it well . Do not look at your function as not important, all the body parts are needed for the overall function of the body of Christ
Untill next week, function in your own gifting, do not focus on the gifts of others