Ever felt down, discouraged, disappointed, frustrated, downhearted, and maybe even depressed because you feel like you’re not measuring up to how somebody else or some other people are serving God? Because of how they are called by Him to serve Him? Because your serving God doesn’t look like their serving God? Because you don’t have great passion and drive for serving God in the same ways they’re serving God? Because you feel like a flop and failure in serving God when you think about how they’re serving God? When you compare yourself to them and to their calling?
Friend, we weren’t created in other people’s image to look like them and to do what they do and to serve God the ways He calls them to serve Him. We were created in God’s image to grow in His image and to do what He calls US to do and to serve Him the way He desires. We were formed to love and worship Him forever and to fulfill the calling He gives US not the calling He gives them.
Please take your heart and eyes off how others are serving Jesus. Quit comparing yourself to them concerning the calling God has given them. Seek and fulfill God’s will for YOUR life including how He calls YOU to serve Him. Love and serve Him with all YOUR heart according to His will for YOU and not according to His will for others.
Jesus’ followers are all part of one whole Body of Christ, and we each have OUR calling whereby we all form His body with Jesus as our beloved Lord, Savior, master, God, Father, and head of His Body of Christ! Let us each do OUR own part in serving Him!
God chooses OUR calling in His Body based on what pleases Him! How then must we please the Lord when we fulfill His calling for US not His calling for others!
“But now hath God set the members every one of them in the body, as it hath pleased him.” 1 Cor. 12:18
God tells us in His Word to serve Him with gladness! Let us rejoice that God gives each of us an individual calling, and let us strive with passionate, joyful hearts to fulfill His personal calling for US. For the glory of the Lord Jesus Christ, AMEN!
“Serve the LORD with gladness: come before his presence with singing.” (Psalms 100:2)
“For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit. For the body is not one member, but many. If the foot shall say, Because I am not the hand, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body? And if the ear shall say, Because I am not the eye, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body? 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. And if they were all one member, where were the body? But now are they many members, yet but one body. And the eye cannot say unto the hand, I have no need of thee: nor again the head to the feet, I have no need of you. Nay, much more those members of the body, which seem to be more feeble, are necessary: And those members of the body, which we think to be less honourable, upon these we bestow more abundant honour; and our uncomely parts have more abundant comeliness. For our comely parts have no need: but God hath tempered the body together, having given more abundant honour to that part which lacked: That there should be no schism in the body; but that the members should have the same care one for another. And whether one member suffer, all the members suffer with it; or one member be honoured, all the members rejoice with it. Now ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular.” (1Co 12:13-27)