Thursday, October 18, 2012

Individual Gifts

Romans 9:21
1 Corinthians 12:14-25
rejoicing in her individuality
Are you jealous of the work God has called someone else to do? Are you resentful over gifts which were not offered to you as they were to another person? You are wasting time complaining, time which you should be using instead developing the gifts God HAS entrusted to you, gifts which that other individual lacks. If you are wasting your time complaining, the whole Body of Christ is suffering for your failure to step up and fulfill the role you have been called to fill.
Both the eye for complaining that it's not an ear and the ear despising the eye for not being an ear are in the wrong. God designed each with differences so they (we!) can serve the body through their differences.
What individual abilities have been given to you? Are you using them well? Are you complaining about them? Are you actively encouraging others in their individual roles?

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