Doing Your Part

Doing Your Part

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries2 Minutes

Rebuilding the walls of Jerusalem was an enormous project. Most Jews understood the importance and gave time and energy to the project. This included the people of Tekoa, a town located about 10 miles south of Jerusalem, who were assigned to help build the Fish Gate. But for some reason, their nobles would not do their part.

Perhaps they felt this was work for common people, or they had better things to do. Perhaps they simply were not willing. But through their lack of commitment, they were poor examples and poor leaders. They hindered the work of God through their lack of effort and bad attitudes.

In contrast, as a man appointed by the king, Nehemiah could have enjoyed special status. But he understood the biblical principle that everyone has a role to play in God’s Kingdom. Everyone needs to contribute.

Paul reminded the Corinthians that we all are part of the body of Christ. While the body is one, there are “many members.” Each of us has a unique role. We have been given unique gifts and responsibilities. But we all need each other, and the contribution of every person is important (1 Corinthians 12:12-26).

Remember that God has special assignments just for you. You are important to Him and the body of Christ. Dedicate your life to serving Him, to fulfilling His calling. Offer your life as a “living sacrifice” (Romans 12:1). Focus on doing your part.