While some people get noticed for every single thing they do we sometimes wonder if we are even important. These people walk into the room and they have such a charisma about them that others automatically flock to them. They put forth no special effort but everybody wants to be their friend. They are noticed while we are overlooked.
We make special efforts to mimic such a person and fail. We quickly learn we are not assembled with that type personality or certain talents. An important fact to consider is that God created all people equally. Talents and personalities are different for each person yet our importance is equal to even the most noticed person. The times we watch certain ones flourish with no effort, we wonder what all we have to alter to flourish too. The answer is one word; nothing.
God created us to be who we are and He loves us just the same. Consider the little toe on a foot. That toe along with others stay isolated in a dark shoe while the hairdo on the head gets noticed. Without those toes the whole body would be hard to balance. While it’s true the foot could take over with a lot of effort it’s not the same as the participation of the toes.
What about the hand? It has five fingers with the index finger and thumb carrying the power. The middle finger is longer giving the hand character and the pinky is the cute one. The finger next to the pinky is actually the weakest of all and some maneuvers are hard to do without the aid of other fingers. However the weakest finger gets to wear the ring.
God granted to each of us an important purpose. Some are called to a pulpit to preach to large congregations and are known worldwide. Others are called to be alone to offer up prayers for people who are hurting or situations going on around. In God’s eye there are no unimportant people.
Imagine a city full of tall buildings. In fact people have used this illustration before. We stand on the sidewalk looking at these different buildings with our focus immediately going to the tallest and most impressive ones. God looks down on these same buildings and sees a city full of squares with none being any taller than another. When we consider our talents and who we are in Christ we can know our purpose is for Him. None of us are designed to be crowd pleasers even though it happens that way from a human standpoint. If our main focus is on pleasing God nothing else matters.
1 Corinthians 12:18-27 New Living Translation (NLT)
But our bodies have many parts, and God has put each part just where he wants it. How strange a body would be if it had only one part! Yes, there are many parts, but only one body. The eye can never say to the hand, “I don’t need you.” The head can’t say to the feet, “I don’t need you.” In fact, some parts of the body that seem weakest and least important are actually the most necessary. And the parts we regard as less honorable are those we clothe with the greatest care. So we carefully protect those parts that should not be seen, while the more honorable parts do not require this special care. So God has put the body together such that extra honor and care are given to those parts that have less dignity. This makes for harmony among the members, so that all the members care for each other. If one part suffers, all the parts suffer with it, and if one part is honored, all the parts are glad. All of you together are Christ’s body, and each of you is a part of it.