Just like how one body has many parts, so it is for the body of Christ (with pun intended):-D
It’s of a universal truth that no one person is exactly the same. We are all unique in our own way, but guess what? These differences that makes us the literal meaning of “individuals” are important in building the church. We may be of different ages, of different spiritual birthdays, of different birthplaces but rest assured, we all have our place in the family of Christ. It’s our home – a place where we belong.
And just as a family’s members have their own roles to fulfill in the house, so it is the same for the Church. We are all familiar with the common types of workers that could be found inside the walls of the church: there are pastors, teachers, apostles, prophets. And there are singers, musicians, intercessors, ushers. It’s of God’s plan to put different people under a single body. We are not all pastors (who will be left to follow?); not all musicians (who would lead the congregation in singing?); not all evangelists (who would be left inside the church to train disciples?)
Different talents and abilities and that what makes us important. There are people who are gifted in visual arts, or music, or leadership, or speaking. And there are even the spiritual gifts like faith, wisdom, prophecy, discernment.
Ephesians 2:22 MSG
“We see it taking shape day after day—a holy temple built by God, all of us built into it, a temple in which God is quite at home.”
God designed us all unique and different – with no exact copy in the entire universe, not in the past, in the present or in the future. But He did not design us this way just for the sake of it. He had intended it to be used in completing the building He longs to build with His children. It’s a building where Christ is the head, and we are the body – off to do what the head wills.
So for whatever gifts and talents you have, let it not go to waste – use it. Train, mentor, sing, dance, pray, paint, write, speak…lead.
Go help God in building a place for His Spirit to live.