I like competition as much as the next guy. In racing when there’s rubbing bumpers and fighting for the lead it is pretty exciting to me. I don’t watch much basketball or baseball until the big games at the end of the season. Then I will watch some. Yea, I enjoy a football game. When I play sports or board games, I like to compete.
But here is one place that I am tired of watching people compete, the church. We are intended to complete each other. That is why God gave us different gifts and abilities. There is a place for every one of us.
As long as we are His kid’s, saved by the Savior’s life, we are in this together. It is my job to encourage you and work with you. It is your job to do the same for me. You see the progression. It is a choice to take the blessings you have and trek forward with the passion God has entrusted to you. Now, go make a difference.
Look at others with the grace God looks at them. In a conversation yesterday I had one of those ah-ha moments. We have a hard time, or at least I do, seeing people the way God sees them. I am more often a judge than a giver of grace.
When we choose to use our spiritual gifts and works with others in the church, we choose to complete each other. Working together we are stronger. Working in unison using our gifts we accomplish more.
Know your gifts. Love others. Move with grace. Share His grace with others. Let’s watch God work and be part of the work. That is His plan for the church!
Romans 12:4-6 NLT
Just as our bodies have many parts and each part has a special function, 5 so it is with Christ’s body. We are many parts of one body, and we all belong to each other. 6 In his grace, God has given us different gifts for doing certain things well…
Point made. Now let’s follow through. Complete those around you!