ONE BODY, MANY PARTS
Scripture: “But in fact God has placed the parts in the body, every one of them, just as he wanted them to be. If they were all one part, where would the body be? As it is, there are many parts, but one body.” (1 Corinthians 12:18-20)
I think this passage is the best description of what a church is. Hindi nga lang sa mga church eh, but in every group. Indeed, each one has a different ability that makes us unique and the church, diversified. Paano na lang kung lahat pastor? Or lahat techcrew? Madali sya intindihin…we need each other, pero madali ba tanggapin?
I admit, guilty ako sometimes for wishing I could be someone else, being able to do something I’m not made for. Minsan we admire someone too much that it turns out to be envy na pala. Kahit sa normal situation lang eh, you wish to be someone else kasi feeling mo mas ‘cool’ yung talent nya. Frustration is the fruit of discontentment. Papahirapan lang naten ang sarili naten kung pipilitin nating gawin yung bagay na ipinagkatiwala sa iba ng Lord. And if we push ourselves to do something we’re not made for, we exhaust ourselves but find no satisfaction at all. If we refuse to accept doing what God has entrusted us, who will do it instead?
God made us the way He wants us to be, for a purpose. And we ought to do our best kasi kung sa atin yun pinagkatiwala ng Lord, it only means na tayo lang ang makakagawa nun perfectly and accordingly to His will.
Envy is like a poison that paralyzes the whole body. Tanggapin naten na kanya-kanyang ability yan. Wag kang mainggit kung mas maganda yung role nya. No one is indispensable. No matter how small or big your task is, ibig sabihin importante and vital yun for the body to function effectively.
And the most important this is, we should work together. Hindi porket gifted ka with leadership e ikaw na lang nang ikaw. You should always consider every one else. Practice unity kasi kahit gaano kagagaling ang bawat member individually, it will not be as good as a whole kung walang unity.
Again, it all starts within. Surrender your selfish desires to God and allow Him to put His desires in your heart instead. It’s not about us anyway, it’s all about Him.
- Overcome envy by acceptance,
- Avoid frustration,
- Practice unity; and
- Make sure you do your best all the time.