Thursday, October 1, 2015


Rom. 12:6 God has given each of us the ability to do certain things well.

It seems like a very unnecessary statement to comment on, but I believe it has tremendous importance for us as the church. We live in a day in which people with special looks, abilities, and athleticism are put in the limelight. They educate us, entertain us and, usually make us feel inferior because they have something we don't, can do what we can only dream about doing, or look better than we do.

People who stand out in a crowd are popularized. They get all the attention and seldom are the abilities of the majority even noted. With modern day technology, it is not hard at all to get one's face in front of millions of people if you have abilities or looks that stand out.

But, what about the rest of us? Don't we matter? Yes, we do. God has given each of us ability to do certain things well. What we do well may never be recognized or acknowledged, but that is not the point. What we do matters a great deal to God if we are doing it for His honor and glory. You may only do one thing well, but if it is done for the Lord it matters a great deal to God.

We are given different abilities so that there will be no lack in the body. Each one doing what they do best for the common good accomplishes much. The parking lot attendant, usher or coffee maker is just as important to the health of the church as is the pastor, song leader or musicians. Do what you well for the glory of Christ and great will be your reward in heaven.

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