Day 245: Unity in Diversity (Proverbs 1-2; 1 Corinthians 12)

Day 245

For anyone struggling with comparison or just not feeling like enough, 1 Corinthians 12 is the chapter to read. Here, Apostle Paul writes about the value in diversity. We are each given different spiritual gifts, talents and skills. Not one is more valuable than the others. Every single one is crucial for the church to thrive and grow.

But even knowing this, I sometimes try to be all the things. I want to be the nose, the ears, the mouth and the feet in the body of Christ. And I want to be good at all of them simultaneously. Despite my best efforts though, I end up lackluster in all the areas instead of excelling in just one thing. Because we weren’t created to be the whole body of Christ, otherwise churches would be made up of single individuals, not a collection of imperfect souls.

You have a purpose, a role to fulfill. Only you can do it the way the Lord envisioned it when He designed your life, complete with the talents and spiritual gifts you’ll need to succeed. So, don’t go trying to be something you were never created to be. Embrace your niche and stay in your lane. Once you do, you’ll recognize the importance of your role and exactly how limitless the possibilities are in just that one area.

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