January 10, 2024
Put your heart into your part.
"Christ...makes all of its parts work perfectly." Eph 4:16 CEV
You have probably heard that unless you're the lead dog, the view seldom changes. The problem is, however, not everybody can be the leading man or woman. And it's better to be a working actor than an out-of-work star; at least you get to be in the play! Besides, most great achievers, if they are honest, will tell you they couldn't have done it alone; they needed the contributions of each member of the team. So if God has placed you in a supporting role today, accept it without complaining.
Do your part to make the entire production stronger. Not only will you learn all about team spirit, and that's important for when you do get to lead, you will also learn the Christlike virtue of humility. The Bible says you will "grow in every way and be more like Christ, the head of the body...[who] holds it together and makes all of its parts work perfectly" (vv. 15-16 CEV).
So, put your heart into your part. Stop and think about how you're living your life. Are you giving it everything you've got, or are you holding out, hoping somebody else will recognize your talent? It's not about the greatness of the part you have been given, it's about how much effort you put into doing it. If God has placed you in a supporting role rather than a starring one, it's because He recognizes that the team needs your particular strengths and talents.
Ask Him to help you accept the role He has given you—whatever it is—and learn to fulfill it with gratitude and dignity. Contribute from wherever you are today.
Put your heart into your part
The team needs your strengths and talents.
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