Do you ever wonder if what you’re doing is really important or significant? Do you ever doubt if you’re being effective? I’ll be honest and admit I ask these questions all the time. If you’ve ever asked yourself these questions, then you’re in good company. It just means you’re human!
If you’ve ever put together a jigsaw puzzle you’ll know that every piece has it’s own place and if you’re missing a piece, then the puzzle is incomplete. Without one single piece the puzzle is incomplete and has a hole in it. There are a lot of churches and organizations like this. They’re incomplete and have holes in them because someone decided their work wasn’t significant.
I think too many times we sell ourselves short and think that we’re not doing anything significant.
The problem is that we often compare our significance to someone else’s. It’s too easy to look at those around you and compare what you’re doing to them. The problem with this is that we can never measure up because there will always be someone better and more gifted than we are.
How can we avoid this trap? I think there are several things to keep in mind and give us perspective:
- Without you doing your part the body of Christ has a hole in it.
- Someone out there needs what you have in your life.
- When everyone is present there is “wholeness” in the church.
- Like a puzzle piece, you are uniquely shaped, designed and gifted.
- There is a place that is waiting for you to contribute your part.
Question: What are you uniquely gifted to do and how can you help others?