We’re all different. We all have different personalities. Some are plumbers, business people, warriors, politicians, quick, slow, slim, fat, quiet, boisterous, rich, poor, etc. But we all belong to Christ. We are the body of Christ, and He loves us all the same.
We’re like pieces of a puzzle. Each piece makes up the whole. We don’t see the whole, but He does. Each piece is equally important to making the picture complete.
No one is more important than another. Color, sex, and nationality are irrelevant. We’re in Christ, and Christ is in God, and His spirit joins us together.
“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. For by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body—whether Jews or Greeks, whether slaves or free—and have all been made to drink into one Spirit. For in fact the body is not one member but many” (1 Corinthians 12:12–14).
Each one of us makes up His Body. No one is more important than the other. We each may have different functions and responsibilities, but we need each other to be complete.
“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? But now God has set the members, each one of them, in the body just as He pleased. And if they were all one member, where would the body be? But now indeed there are many members, yet one body. And the eye cannot say to the hand, “I have no need of you”; nor again the head to the feet, “I have no need of you.” No, much rather, those members of the body which seem to be weaker are necessary. And those members of the body which we think to be less honorable, on these we bestow greater honor; and our unpresentable parts have greater modesty, but our presentable parts have no need. But God composed the body, having given greater honor to that part which lacks it, that there should be no schism in the body, but that the members should have the same care for one another” (1 Corinthians 12:15–25).
We’ve studied the gifts of the Spirit. His Spirit is the great gift, and everyone of us in the body has His Spirit. His Spirit knows our place in the body. As we get to know what our place is, His Spirit will be able to use us more effectively. Why? Because we’ll be in our place, doing what we’re supposed to be doing . We’ll be in the will of God.
Begin to seek the Lord about where your place is at, and learn to walk in that place. That’s where the blessing is at, it’s also the place that Satan wants to keep you out of. Distractions and deceit are the enemy’s greatest weapons. But eternity belongs to us. We have His Spirit, His Word, and His name, and we can overcome the “wiles of the devil.” Peace be with you.
Stay strong and prepared!