Many of us are searching for “the plan” or the specific way God is going to use us. A lot of us even push into a ministry because that’s what we want, or feel like we are capable of doing. We want to have the “big” calls on our life. The truth is, God only makes big calls, but that can be hard to understand or accept in the midst of frustration.
For just as we have many members in one body and all the members do not have the same function, so we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another.
Just like you have different body parts that perform specific functions in order to make your body work, there are different functions that need to be fulfilled in the body of Christ to make it work properly.
God purposed individualized qualities in us so that His grand plan would be made possible. Sometimes you can start to realize God’s plan by taking notice of the gifts and talents He’s given you and how they’ve already been used in your life.
Maybe you want to be a pastor, but God is instead leading you to work with children. Be truly grateful! You are the one who is going to touch those lives and make the difference. You are the one appointed to it. It’s specific to you. It takes the heart that God intentionally molded for that mission.
All of our roles are crucial. It’s about the big picture. It’s about the masterpiece in the making. It can’t be done if your trying to fill someone else’s role.
For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.
“He planned for us long ago.” It was no accident. You’re not a random Christian that he’s looking for something to do with. Your assignment was created long ago. It was created for such a time as this. It was created for a day like today.
The important aspect in pursuing our purpose is not to be the loudest Christian, but to be the one God trusts to carry out His will.