Recently a friend, and fellow Sunday school teacher, told me about the lesson plan she had for her class. She was teaching her kids about the body of Christ. Her demonstration perfectly presented how we must work together as a body/unit. She had one child sit in the middle, unable to use their hands. She had another kid “be the left hand” and another kid “be the right hand.” And they all had to work together to perform the tasks she had for them.
I thought a lot on this topic since then and I thought about writing about it, and decided not to. But God wouldn’t let me get away from the topic– as it conveniently showed up again and again. So I am taking the hint…
We know that the human body has many parts, and that the many parts make up one whole body. The Bible explains that, so it is also with the body of Christ. God has put each part just where He wants it.
All of us together are Christ’s body.
We are each a part of it.
Ephesians 4:16 says that, “He makes the whole body fit together perfectly. As each part does its own special work, it helps the other parts grow, so that the whole body is healthy and growing and full of love.”
Each of us has a special work, which helps the entire body of Christ to grow. In order for growth to happen, you have to be in your place fulfilling your purpose. Every one of us has a purpose.
We each have something to supply! Spiritual gifts, abilities and talents have been given to each of us [who are in Christ] so that we can help each other and so that we can help advance the Kingdom of God.
In His grace, God has given us different gifts for doing certain things well. So if God has given you the ability to prophesy, speak out with as much faith as God has given you. If your gift is serving others, serve them well. If you are a teacher, teach well. If your gift is to encourage others, be encouraging. If it is giving, give generously. If God has given you leadership ability, take the responsibility seriously. And if you have a gift for showing kindness to others, do it gladly. (Romans 12:6-8, NLT)
Do you already know your place/purpose?
Has God been tugging at your heart to begin doing something?
Are you still trying to figure out what you are called to do? If you are unsure, God has placed people in the body to help you figure out your place (see Ephesians 4:11-12).
It is time for us to do what God has called us to do.
Angel is a wife, mother and a servant of God who enjoys drinking coffee and Bible study, writing and teaching. You will find her writing for Jesus at Vision61 Ministries. Learn more about her, the ministry, and how to connect HERE.