Is Your Role Important Enough?

A great inspirational blog

I read a story that got me thinking about the church as a whole. “A spider dropped a single strand down from the rafter of an old barn and began to weave his web. Months went by and the web grew. Its elaborate maze caught flies, mosquitoes and other small insects, providing the spider with a rich diet. Eventually it became the envy of all the other spiders. Then one day the spider noticed a single strand stretching up into the rafters. “I wonder why it’s there? It doesn’t catch me any dinner.” Concluding it was unnecessary, he climbed as high as he could and severed it. In that moment the entire web began to fall in upon itself, tumbling to the floor, taking the spider with it.”

Paul writes to the Corinthians, explaining to them they are parts of the body, they are all different. You and I are all different, however we need each other in order to complete the work that Christ has called us to complete. He left us here to carry on His work and do greater things than He did (John 14:12). In 1 Corinthians 12:21 Paul writes, “The eye cannot say to the hand, I have no need of you, nor again the head to the feet, I have no need of you.” Paul was telling the Corinthians and us, that we cannot say – Because this does not seem important or bring about something we see, then we or I don’t need them! The spider needed that part of the web even though it was not bringing in the food so to speak. It was helping to hold up the web – quietly without glory- doing it’s very vital part!

“For in the one Spirit we were all baptized into one body–Jews or Greeks, slaves or free.” (1 Corinthians 12:13)

Paul declares we are all one body no matter who we are, what our background or nationality is. We are all a very important equal part of the Body of Christ. Paul presents a very important image of how we all work together; “If the whole body were an eye, where would the hearing be? If the whole body were hearing, where would the sense of smell be?” Yet so many times we try to lump the “important” people in the Body of Christ together. Or better yet, Satan makes us feel like “who am I?” “ How can, or why should a Holy God every use me?” These are lies from the enemy! We are all called and all to be part of what God is doing here on this earth. If you are not called to preach the Gospel into all the world, then maybe you are to finance the Kingdom of God so that those who are called can. Maybe you are called to be an intercessor and cover the President, your Pastors, this nation in prayer! Thank God for you! Maybe you are the one who works in the nursery and takes care of those precious little ones who need your warm touch and smile so that their parents can be in the service. Thank God for you! Maybe you are the one who cleans the toilets at the church every week! Thank God for you! No matter what your calling is – and YES you ARE called! You are very important and vital to God AND to the Body of Christ! We cannot all be one big ear or one big eye, or even one big hand. We need one another to be who WE are and not try and be someone else or feel less important or more important than someone else.

Each of us just the way we are and the way God created us adds beauty and grace to the Body of Christ. We need to celebrate our gifts and our differences and accept we are a diverse community, a wonderful diverse Body for Him!

{Know someone who is facing hard times? The Drying Pot; And The Refining Fires Necessary To Become A Vessel Used By God}

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One thought on “Is Your Role Important Enough?

  1. Jared June 20, 2009 at 3:36 PM

    Thanks for the great post! I look forward to reading more from you!

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