So we’ve established that although God is constant, He is not by any means predictable. We can learn to know His heart intimately. We can draw closer and even learn to hear His voice, but we cannot predict the details of His response to each of our lives.
Because we each have a unique “end”, if you will.
As members of the worldwide group known as Christ-followers. We each have a unique role to play toward a collective goal. Many teachers have likened this to puzzlepieces in a puzzle (duh), links in a chain, or even an array of colors in a painting. All very sweet visuals.
However, visualizing and demonstrating are not the same. Application, application, application.
So I have another visual for you (hang in there, last one)…
A football team. Obviously, their goal (as a team) is to win, but each of their roles are different. Some need to be quicker, taller, bigger. There are:
play callers- leaders,
route runners- servants,
And here is the key–each of these team members were born the right size and build for their role–but even more important than that,
~they went through unique preparation to train for their position~
I know this is a very vague description of football. I really don’t do it justice, but just look at it! If a football team isn’t the closest parallel to how the church should be that you have seen…
but seriously. What two things make up a member of a football team?
HOW you were born: who you are
HOW you train: train like a champion
So all that said, recognize that you are different than the person next to you…and recognize that your training in this life will be just as unique. Don’t live your life wishing for someone else’s. Go into the day with the attitude:
I WAS BORN FOR THIS!
… and train like the champion you are born to be.
No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God.