For as the body is one and has many members, but all the members of that one body, being many, are one body, so also is Christ.
1 Corinthians 12:12 (NKJV)
I’m a right handed person. One time I tried to throw a baseball with my left hand. It was the most awkward thing. I looked ridiculous and the ball didn’t go very far. If you put that same ball in my right hand, though, it’s a completely different story. The point is, when my body functions as it’s supposed to, the results are so much greater than when it doesn’t.
A recent survey showed that 87% of people who go to church say they don’t know what their purpose is. If 87% of your body stopped doing what it was supposed to do, you would be in really bad shape! God has given each one of us a talent and gift that the body of Christ needs. Have you discovered God’s purpose for your life? If so, are you using that purpose in the church, workplace, marketplace, and home?
Lord, thank you for making me a part of the body of Christ with unique gifts and talents. Help me to use my gifts to advance your kingdom, help the church, and to make a difference in the people you have put in my life. In Jesus’ name. Amen