One of the simple mistakes that we can make in our life and in our faith is to expect everyone to be the same. We can expect everyone to have the same likes and dislikes as we do, the same desire, the same passion, the same calling.
It’s very easy for us to think that everyone and everything should be just like us. And if it’s not, than it’s wrong.
That’s not the case in life, and it’s not what the Bible teaches. Listen to how Paul describes how it all should work in 1 Corinthians 12:4-7:
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. To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good.
Paul says this. We are all on one team. We are all on the same team. Now, we will all be different. We will have different likes, different dislikes. We’ll have different purposes, different callings, different desires, different strengths, different weakness.
We are all different. And thats ok.
For the body to be the body and the kingdom to be the kingdom, I need to be me and you need to be you. We need to be the people that God has created us to be.
And if you are you and I am me, and we all do it for God’s glory, great things will happen.
We are all on one team. We are all on the same team. Let’s remember that. Let’s work in that way, work with that goal. Today, we can do great things for kingdom.
God has made us as we are. May we be faithful to the calling. And be who we are called to be. And love each other, even if we are different.
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