Many Members

Many Members

I easily could have used link bait like “I don’t want to end prostitution” to get people to read this. But that’s not what this is about. I believe this post also has a lot to do with humility. So let’s get down to it.

We know Romans 12 says that we are all one body, and each of us is a different member of that body. We all have different functions, and therefore Jesus gives us different hearts, different goals, different issues we really want to deal with. And that’s what God puts on our hearts.

There are three problems that tend to occur within the body when we forget this. The first is that some people think everyone should attack every problem facing the Christian worldview today. That’s like an arm saying it should be able to function as the entire body. It should be able to breathe, speak, run, digest, and everything else. That’s not how it works, though. So instead of trying to tackle everything, try to find the one thing God has pressed on your heart to do, and do that really well. After all, each member of our body sticks to a few key tasks.

The next problem is similar: that some Christians think everyone should perform the same functions that those Christians were called to perform. For our illustration: say a leg was trying to get every other body part to focus solely on walking and running. That sounds silly right? But there are Christians that say “well you can’t be a Christian if you aren’t called to minister to prostitutes (they don’t say it that bluntly, but that’s what they imply).” If you’re called to prostitution ministry, go for it! Praise God! That’s awesome! But leave me to minister where I’m called: alcoholics and abuse victims.

Finally, there’s the Christians who try to perform the functions they aren’t called to do. Arms try to speak, mouths try to run, and it never goes well. God has given us grace and abilities for His purpose. So before you serve anywhere, you should ask God how He wants you to use your gifts. After all, no one knows how to glorify God better than God. Just something to think about. Tillman out.


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