Friday, 13 February 2015

Ever feel like an ugly duckling?

"Now you are the body of Christ and each one of you is a part of it."
1 Corinthians 12:27

We all know the story from childhood about the duckling who didn't really fit with the rest of the ducks because he was so different. It was only when he was recognised as a swan did he fully become what he was always meant to be. Most people go through their entire life never really knowing what they were created for, and sadly this is also true of many Christians. The Bible says that every born again believer is a part of Christ's body, and therefore everyone has a distinct role to play and mission to fulfil. The idea that church is divided into a clergy (full time professionals) and a laity (the rest) is not a biblical concept, but unfortunately that is still how many people view the church which is why many Christians go through life feeling unfulfilled. When you discover the role that God has made you for and begin to function in it, you will find that your Christian life moves up a gear and God's purposes are advanced in the process.

So how do we find out what we are and grow up to be what God meant us to be? Here are some keys to help us on the journey.