God is pleased you are you. He intends to bless your life as you live within His intended design. He also wants you to be a blessing to others in the world.
You wouldn’t cut off a finger because it doesn’t do the work of your lungs. Your fingers carry out daily functions important to your whole body.
In this same way, you are important in the Body of Christ.
- Who you are.
- How you think.
- How you express things.
- What you do.
– those are specific parameters Jesus designed in you. Many Scriptures prove God is pleased that:
- You are you.
- You are here now.
- You are unique.
- You have important skills and gifts to contribute, globally.
- Only you can do what you were created to do.
- You trust God and obey Him.
- You bring your resources to the “big picture” of reaching a lost world for Jesus Christ.
- You represent God’s heart by caring about billions of lost souls in the world.
You are You: God intentionally designed you and gave you life. Don’t be embarrassed about being yourself. Don’t wish to be someone else. And don’t be proud. Be you!
You are Here Now: It doesn’t matter what your beginnings were. The fact that you exist here and now is a strong case God has plans for you on the globe in this timeline.
You are Unique: Your uniqueness pleases God. No one else on earth is like you. You are one of a kind. Thankfully recognize and serve God in your unique way.
You have important skills and gifts to contribute, globally: Explore specific ways to serve the Lord. Spiritual gifts. Personality. Skill sets. Valuable experience. Figure out your intended life work. Then ask God how your life’s work can further God’s Kingdom around the globe.
Only you can do what you were created to do: It’s time to relax in Christ. Time to prayerfully seek God’s intention for your life. Time to pursue it. Thoughtful living means being the best “you” possible for God’s glory.
- Be open.
- Be humble.
- Be willing to learn and grow.
- Stretch yourself to the next level.
- Stay connected to Jesus to hear and know Him well.
- Focus on Jesus’ interests over your own.
You trust and obey God: Your most credible work on this earth is to believe and obey God – no matter what happens.
You bring your resources to the “big picture” of reaching a lost world for Jesus Christ. You are part of God’s thrust into His global interests. The peoples of earth need something you have to give. So many options to employ your resources globally:
- Pray for individuals.
- Give portions of your resources to help.
- Are you a writer?
- Are you a teacher?
- The world needs godly musicians.
- Can you cook?
- Love kids?
- Have a soft spot for older people?
- Many communities need Christian Drs and nurses.
- Engineer? Might I mention water supplies, agriculture, buildings?
You represent God’s heart by caring about billions of lost souls in the world: You are a living example of Jesus. Ambassador. Representative. (1 Cor. 11:1; 2 Cor. 5:20; 2 Cor. 8:23; Titus 2:7)
Isn’t it time to explore being a blessing to the global billion in Jesus Christ’s name?
The Global Bottom Line? –
“Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.” (Mk 16:15)
”Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations . . .” (Mt. 28:19-20)
Article developed from 1 Cor. 12:12-26.
For additional articles on making a global difference – check out:
- Where are You on the Spectrum of Global Ministry?
- What’s In Your Hand?
- Billion.Global Diversity!
- God Always Has a Plan: What’s Your Part?
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P.S. Billion.Global is an organized effort to reach a billion people on the globe with good news about Jesus in the next 10 years. If you want to explore your part in this global reach – check it out. Intentional Living is so impressed with this vision, we became a partner with Billion.Global.