“….now you are the body of Christ, and members individually. And God has appointed these in Church: first apostles, second prophets, third teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, administrations, varieties of tongues…” 

1 Corinthians 12:27-28 (NKJV)

 As a member of the Body of Christ, do you know that God expects you to have a sense of responsibility? Do you know that God expects you to be useful and active in the Body and not just passive?  As a member of this Body, God does not want you idle, He wants you to fulfil your own part in the Body and become a blessing to the other part of the Body of Christ. He has deposited in you specific gifts and calling that you can use to benefit others. And this is why you have to consider taking responsibility in the body. Don’t be among those who are sitting down and watching others serve. You also need to serve so that the work of God can move faster and impact more people out there. Until you take responsibility and fulfil your part, the equation is not balanced. The Bible says “…if the whole body were an eye, how would you hear? Or your whole body were an ear, how would you smell anything…” 1 Corinthians 12:17. This lets us know that every part of the body, has a function to fulfil and if you are not fulfilling yours, you are cheating the entire body. You might say, but where do I start from or how do I recognize the area where I am supposed to start from? It is easy, the first thing you need to do is make a decision to serve and make yourself available. If you can do these two things then the rest of it becomes easy.

 After you have made yourself available, you’ve to understand that there are no special signs to show the area where you are expected to serve. You just need to make a decision and join a group in church and start engaging in their activities. From there, as you continue to serve, your true calling will begin to manifest and in the long run, you will locate the area where God wants you to truly serve and make use of your gift. So I encourage you today to make a conscious decision to take up responsibility. There is always a place to fit in if your mind is made up to serve. Stop watching people serve or be served. Choose to serve and your life will not remain the same. The blessings that goes with serving and fulfilling your part in the body of Christ, can never come to you except by serving. So what are you waiting for, make your first move today and be a blessing to someone out there through your service in the house of the Lord. Whether you like it or not, God needs you.


Stop watching others serve or be served, rather be the one serving!


Father, I thank you for this true and timely message which you have brought my way to bless me. My eyes are opened to see the need for fulfilling my part in the body of Christ. Therefore, I declare that I make myself available for service; and as I serve, my gifts and callings are coming alive to benefit God’s people in the name of Jesus. Amen!


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