By Patrick Hawthorne
Although we might serve in different roles or functions within the Body of Christ, our overall goal is the same, with no one role being greater than the other.
Can a baker bake bread without the farmer first growing the wheat? Of the same argument, can the farmer eat bread without the baker first baking the bread? Their paths are complete opposites, yet their goal is unified—married to achieve a joint cause. Neither can function apart from the other.
Your path may lead you in a direction that does not seem in anyway related to my path. But rest assured, our paths will connect somewhere down the road in order to achieve a unified goal. And what is that goal? It is to prove that good and acceptable and perfect will of the Father. It is to be lights unto a dark world, pointing the way to Jesus. Be Blessed
(Romans 12:3-8 NKJV)
3 For I say, through the grace given to me, to everyone who is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think soberly, as God has dealt to each one a measure of faith. 4 For as we have many members in one body, but all the members do not have the same function, 5 so we, being many, are one body in Christ, and individually members of one another.6 Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, let us prophesy in proportion to our faith; 7 or ministry, let us use it in our ministering; he who teaches, in teaching; 8 he who exhorts, in exhortation; he who gives, with liberality; he who leads, with diligence; he who shows mercy, with cheerfulness.