Variety of Gifts – For God’s Purpose
I was privileged to serve on a committee in a Christian organization that was made up of people with different gifts. Everyone wanted to pull their weight on this committee; yet many of the tasks that the committee had to do were of an administrative nature. These tasks did not play to the strengths of certain members and assumed that certain members would spend more time on committee work than others. As time went on, the tasks the committee needed to complete required the gifts of each member. By the time the committee reached its goal, some of the committee members remarked that they were surprised to find out that they indeed felt like they were part of this committee. It was definitely God’s plan to put us together.
It was really cool to see people with various gifts work together for God’s purpose, just like there are many parts but one body. That is how it is in our church and in LWML. We work together with the goal of sharing the Gospel. So, use your gifts and serve the Lord with gladness! Encourage others to do the same.
Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of service, but the same Lord; and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who empowers them all in everyone (1 Corinthians 12:4-6).