October 21, 2015

Read Ephesians 4:11-12

I’ve always wanted to be a well-known Bible study leader. You know the type. Those who crank out a few new Bible studies every year, and stand in front of hundreds to record teaching videos that will be viewed by thousands around the world meeting in small groups to complete the studies. I can see myself recording one of those videos, perched on a high stool center stage in an auditorium packed with people. My Bible is open beside me on a tall table, a water bottle nearby. I speak with authority. The audience hangs on every word. I rise to my feet to emphasize a point, pausing dramatically. The audience holds its breath…

Wait. There’s a problem with my daydream. God didn’t equip me to be a Bible study leader.

But He did equip me. He equipped you, too. It may not be for our “dream” way of serving Christ, but He has equipped all of us to do exactly what He has planned for us. He has placed in us everything we need to do His calling. Each of us has a part to play in building the body of Christ, and we all have a place of service within the caring community of the church. Sure, some have been called to be evangelists and pastors and teachers, and even Bible study leaders. That’s great if that’s how you’re equipped. If not, that’s okay, too. All of us have been called to do something.

Have you answered your call?