Romans 12:6-8, “Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy, let us prophesy according to the proportion of faith; Or ministry, let us wait on our ministering: or he that teacheth, on teaching; Or he that exhorteth, on exhortation: he that giveth, let him do it with simplicity; he that ruleth, with diligence; he that sheweth mercy, with cheerfulness.”
The thief of joy is comparison. It’s easy to start looking around at other people and start seeing something they have that we don’t – maybe it’s a skill, a physical trait, or an actual possession. To move forward together, we must recognize that God made no mistakes when He gave us our talents, abilities, and physical characteristics. We are all made in His likeness and for His glory!
Child of God, recognize that God gave you your gifts to serve together as a critical part of a team. No one else is equipped to do the job He called you to do, so get busy doing what God has created you to do! Be a faithful, integral part of your church body, knowing that God added you to the body to do a job designed specifically for you.