Have you ever put on another person’s glasses? There are hardly any two people who have the same vision. If you try to look through a prescription not made for you, everything will seem blurry. The only way to see clearly when you have a vision impairment is to allow your sight to see through that which is meant for you personally.
It’s the same for us spiritually. No two “visions”, or callings, are the same. Sure, similarities and like interests can be found among a group of people such as church leaderships, missions teams and ministry groups. But, each individual must do his/her part to ensure that the overall, united goal is accomplished.
I Corinthians 12:12-“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.”
Verses 15-17-“If the foot should say, ‘Because I am not a hand, I am not of the body,’ is it therefore not of the body? And if the ear should say, ‘Because I am not an eye, I am not of the body,’ is it therefore not of the body? If the whole body were an eye, where would be the hearing? If the whole were hearing, where would be the smelling?”
Verse 28-“And God has appointed these in the church: first apostles, second prophets, third teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, administrations, varieties of tongues.”
Each one of us are designed to serve as the body of Christ. It is SO easy to discount our value when calculating our “price tag” according to our neighbor’s. Don’t allow yourself to feel disposable because your “work” seems insignificant when compared to another’s. I don’t believe God is going to ask you on judgement day what your neighbor was up to for the kingdom. He is going to ask you about YOU.
I cannot do what God has asked you to do. Well, I probably could but I shouldn’t. And, you cannot do what God has asked of me. A lot of times it’s not what we’re asked to do, just that we’re obedient in doing it. Whether it’s teaching Sunday school for a class of wild preschoolers, scrubbing toilets and emptying the trash for your church or volunteering your time to serve during an outreach-each effort matters! Stop blurring your “vision” by straining to focus on something not intended for you.
Colossians 3:23 “And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men.”
I can testify to this: being faithful as unto Him will never go unnoticed by our Father. When He sees you capable of handling small things, He’ll know that He can bump you up the ladder of responsibility. Let Jesus repair your vision and start focusing on what YOU can do for the Kingdom.
Philippians 1:6 “...Being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ.”