The body is not one member but many and God has set the members, each one of them, in the body just as He pleased. 1 Corinthians 12:14, 18 NKJV
It is easy to forget that there is only one body of Christ. That Christ is the head and all of us are just parts. This is true for everyone. And it’s true no matter our personal wealth, rank, or accomplishments. Every person is important.
Furthermore, God has set each of us within the body just as He pleased. In other words, our role was decided by Him! We are His servants, not here for our own convenience or pleasure. He has placed each person in a special position. Then He gives us gifts, talents, resources, and opportunities because He has tasks He wants us to perform.
There may be times when we are tempted to complain. We may feel taken for granted or not appreciated. We might wish we could receive more recognition or a different assignment.
The Bible reminds us that no one has a reason to complain or boast. Instead, we should be grateful for the privilege of serving Him, and focus on completing our assignments, always remembering that He knows everything we do.
Today, remember that you have been blessed that you might bless others. Remember that you are part of Christ’s body. You have a unique role to play. He has given you abilities and resources because He has a special calling for you. Commit your time, talent, and treasure to God, and seek to fulfill your part in the body of Christ.
PrayerFather, thank You for all You have given me. Help me to use these gifts for Your Kingdom. I desire to serve others in the Christ's body. In His name. Amen.
Extended Reading1 Corinthians 12