You are Needed

you are needed

The human body has many parts, but the many parts make up one whole body. So it is with the body of Christ. 18 But our bodies have many parts, and God has put each part just where he wants it.25 This makes for harmony among the members, so that all the members care for each other. 26 If one part suffers, all the parts suffer with it, and if one part is honored, all the parts are glad. 27 All of you together are Christ’s body, and each of you is a part of it.” I Corinthians 12:12, 18, 25-27 (NLT)

We need you to be at your best. You possess unique giftings that are necessary for larger success; when you win, we all win. As part of a team, we will all get more done. Individually, none of us will accomplish much of significance.

The challenges our generation faces require someone with your abilities. There are enough problems; we need you to be a part of the solution.

You can opt out, but someone else will need to step up, your job still needs to be done. If someone else steps up to do your job, who will do their job? It doesn’t take long for the entire thing to unravel.

We need you to contribute. Please join in. If you do, you will enjoy the fulfillment of a job well-done as well as great success for the body of Christ.

You are needed!

Five Indicators that You are Doing What God Wants You to Do

How can you know if you are where God wants you to be, doing what He wants you to do?

You are stretched: If you are really comfortable in your position or responsibility, chances are, you need a change. If you can do you job with your eyes closed, change jobs. God wants you to grow and the only way to do that is to be challenged. If your duties require that you expand your abilities, congrats – you are right in your sweet spot.

You are fulfilled: If you find a sense of satisfaction simply from doing what is expected of you, that is a good sign. Completion, peace of mind and contentment can’t be manufactured. Additionally, these emotions are very rare. If you are enjoying them, kudos to you for finding your groove.

You are succeeding: One of the best ways for God to get the attention of one of His people is to allow them to fail. Failure is a great motivator. God wants you to succeed. I know this is a generalization and it is way over-used in some television preacher circles, but it is true nonetheless. If you are enjoying a season of success, it is probably a “thumbs up” from God.

You are reliant: If your duties are requiring more than you feel you can possibly give, it may be a sign that God has you right where He wants you.  Of course it is possible to just be in over your head. However, God expects great things of you – and you can’t do it without Him! Learn to lean on Him.

You are not looking around: If you spend zero time thinking about your next move; if your plans are focused on your current appointment only; if you wouldn’t accept a change even with a pay increase, you’ve found a home. Enjoy it.

There a few greater joys than knowing you are fulfilling your God-given purpose. Until you find that, keep pushing until you do so. Once you do find it, you’d better stay put – until and unless God changes His mind.