Crista and I are in the process of finishing a bonus room above our garage. A few weeks back, I spent most of the day and part of the next afternoon trying to wire a 4 way switch. I could not figure it out. After watching many videos and reviewing 4 way switch diagrams, I was frustrated. I finally, let go of my pride and contacted an electrician. He came and had it fixed within an hour.
He was worth the $190 fee. My only regret was that I had not called him Saturday morning. I wasted a lot of time trying to do something that I was not good at.
Through the years, I have wasted a lot of time trying to accomplish tasks that I am not good at nor am I gifted to do.
God wired each of us different (no pun intended). He has a purpose and that purpose is that each of us play a particular part in the body of Christ. He is the One that has equipped us to play our purpose.
Recently, I was talking with a minister friend who confided that he finally realized his ministry is mostly about preaching every day living. My friend realized his part in the body of Christ.
There is freedom when you realize the part that you play in the body of Christ. It takes the pressure of trying to be all things to all people. God is not calling us to be excellent at every part of the body, but to do your best at the part He has called you to do.
Doing what God has called you to do might mean saying no, sometimes. It might even mean doing something you are uncomfortable doing or walking in the unknown. But, if God has wired you to fulfill a particular part of the body of Christ, He will lead and guide you through the journey.
If the whole body were an eye, where were the hearing? If the whole were hearing, where were the smelling? But now hath God set the members every one of them in the body, as it hath pleased him. I Corinthians 12:17,18
Michael and his wife Crista, are blessed to have three children (Noah, Gracie, Luke). They live in the middle TN area and attend Eagle Christian church. He counts it a honor to be involved with Eagle’s View, BYC and serving as a evangelist. They enjoy being outdoors, traveling and above all serving the Lord.