“Just as our bodies have many parts and each part has a special function, so it is with Christ’s body. We are many parts of one body, and we all belong to each other. In his grace, God has given us different gifts for doing certain things well. So if God has given you the ability to prophesy, speak out with as much faith as God has given you. If your gift is serving others, serve them well. If you are a teacher, teach well. If your gift is to encourage others, be encouraging. If it is giving, give generously. If God has given you leadership ability, take the responsibility seriously. And if you have a gift for showing kindness to others, do it gladly.” |Romans 12:4-8|
God has given each of us unique talents, qualities and abilities. Personally, I enjoy the details. I like doing the tasks that many people roll their eyes at when they think about doing them. I cringe, start to sweat, and my heart beats a million miles a minute at the thought of speaking in front of a group of people or doing anything where the spotlight is on me.
Each team member is just that… part of the team. Everyone has his or her duties and tasks that they need to do in order for the bigger picture to happen. In ministry, there are no small tasks. There may be tasks that you don’t LOVE to do when you wake up in the morning. There may be tasks that you feel are not as important, but if you take a step back and look at the bigger picture, you’ll see that all of the “little” things make up the big things. They all make it possible for the goal to be met. And if you’re a swHw woman, I’m betting the overarching goal is to glorify God.
Just as Romans 12 talks about the body having many different parts that makes up one body, so a team has many different people with different skill sets, but we all make up one team. We all must work together, get our tasks done, all for the Kingdom to be advanced. All for God’s Glory.
Part of Jesus’ ministry was spent doing the menial jobs like washing feet, talking with kids, helping women, and attending to the sick. We must have an attitude like Jesus. We must look at our tasks and not think that we are above them, or that we are too good for them. Instead, we must look at them and think ‘Does it need to be done?’ If yes, then we must do it with an attitude of serving the Lord.
“The little things in life determine the big things. Don’t look for great tasks to do for God. Just do the not-so-great stuff, and God will assign you whatever he wants you to do.” –Rick Warren
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