Last night, I asked my husband for the wire cutters. He said they were in his tool box; he’d get them for me tomorrow.
Tonight, when I got home, these scissor looking things were laying on the kitchen counter.
Thinking, “Well bless his heart, he remembered to bring them in for me”; I cut the floral wire with them, lots of wires. When I told him thank you for bringing them in, he just gave me a blank look then started shaking his head and muttering, “no, no, oh nooooo, you didn’t, tell me you didn’t!”
Unfortunately, I had used the wrong tool. One tool wasn’t better than the other tool; it just wasn’t the right tool for that job. By using the wrong tool, I risked not only the success of the job, but I could have injured the tool as well.
Every individual is a vital “tool” in the ministry of the Church. Whether it is cleaning the glass on the front door, keeping the nursery, visiting the jail, teaching a class or being faithful to show up for prayer in the prayer room, no position is less important than the other. Each position should be covered in prayer and done with the heart of a servant.
Know what your gift is and use it in the right place so all the ministries will be staffed by the very best people for the job. If everyone does what God called them to do, every position in the church would be covered! Seek God and find out what ‘tool’ you are, then, do that job with the heart of a servant.
I Corinthians 12:17 If the whole body were an eye, where would the sense of hearing be? If the whole body were an ear, where would the sense of smell be? But, in fact, God has arranged the parts of the body, every one of them, just as he wanted them to be.