Thursday, August 16, 2012

God Uses What Others Overlook

Do you sometimes feel invisible to those around you? Does it seem that you are insignificant or of no value to others? Well this may happen in the physical, BUT in God’s eyes He has a plan for us. To God, we play an important part in His plan. He has a place of honor for us. He values us.

1 Corinthians 12:12-27

We read here how each person is a part of the body of Christ. Just like the organs of our body, though all have different functions, they make up one whole body. No one is less important than the other. Each has a function in the church. Sometimes though, we go through times of feeling unappreciated for what we are doing for the Lord. There may be times when we feel that we aren't accomplishing as much as we would like, aren’t at the level we would like to be at, or feel that we go unnoticed.

These times can cause us much frustration and dismay. It's hard sometimes when we see an area where we could be used, but fail to be used there. It's hard to get others interested in what we can do--not everyone shares our enthusiasm.

How do we handle times like these? We need to remind ourselves of the fact that God has planted within us this desire to be used, and He has called us and desires to use us in His kingdom. It may not be our time yet. It just might be a time where God is working in us--helping us to develop more of a Christ-like character. I know it's hard to be in this place. But don't be dismayed. God notices you, and will cause others to as well, in His time. What God has birthed in you, He will bring it to pass… one day!

For as in one physical body we have many parts (organs, members) and all of these parts do not have the same function or use, so we, numerous as we are, are one body in Christ (the Messiah) and individually we are parts one of another [mutually dependent on one another]. ~ Romans 12:4-5

Instead of being frustrated because somebody is not celebrating your gifts, use your energy to follow God's plan.


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