by Randy Chambers, 2008-12-27
1 Corinthians 12:18, NIV: But in fact God has arranged the parts in the body, every one of them, just as he wanted them to be.
I once heard someone say, “If God has called you to write, then write. Not to write would be disobedience.” The same holds true to whatever work God has called us to. We know that not all of us are called to be preachers of the Word, or teachers. We are not all called to be church leaders, musicians, or missionaries. Not all gifts seem to have a function that easily fits into modern church structure. Yet, each and every calling is as important as it is unique. Some are called to be janitors, some taxi drivers, some artists, some writers, some financial advisors…the list goes on. And while we know we are to do everything as unto the glory of God, it is sometimes easy to downplay the importance of a work that does not directly tie to full-time Christian service. But we do not have to find a function that fits the church, or try to force fit something we do into a church service or role. We simply have to be obedient to God’s calling, and trust that He will fit us into His church in the way that we were made to function best.