verse 16: From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work.
One of the struggles for a ”mature Christian” is accepting one’s place in the immediate scheme of things. By that I mean, we can’t all be ”essential workers” all of the time. This has been a struggle for me. When I do something I want it to make a difference. Even if it is just clearing off my craft table. It needs to be done well, and to be necessary. I know I have passed by opportunities to serve because it felt as if there were so many others already doing that job, and doing it very well. I realize this is my pride getting in the way. We all do our piece. Lots of things can’t be done unless many join in. And there are probably many times when God asks us to do something ”small“ because it is important in His will. I need to listen for His voice and His guidance. He will show the way.
Father God, I ask forgiveness for all of the times I passed by opportunities to be a small part of a big job. Help me to recognize your will for me. Amen