1 Corinthians 12:12 The human body has many parts, but the many parts make up one whole body. So it is with the body of Christ.
I have often thought, "What is my gift that helps God?", "Why didn't God give me a gift?".... so many people can do so many things that are amazing... some people sing so beautifully that it just lifts the spirit... some people are doctors and heal people..... some people are great speakers and inspire..... some people paint great paintings and record history or emotion.... some people write great novels.... but me I am just an ordinary person and I really don't have any skills at all. At least that is what I have often thought of myself...what has God given me??? I don't have a gift???... this verse says that we are all important... it says that the body has many parts and they all work together for the good of the body...so I looked up what the hair does for the body.... I thought those little hairs all over our bodies seem useless... like the most useless thing on our bodies... how important are they... here is that answer:
"The hair on our heads isn't just there for looks. It keeps us warm by preserving heat. The hair in our nose, ears, and around our eyes protects these sensitive areas of the body from dust and other small particles. Eyebrows and eyelashes protect our eyes by decreasing the amount of light and particles that go into them. The fine hair that covers our bodies provides warmth and protects our skin. Hair also cushions the body against injury." (http://kidshealth.org/teen/your_body/body_basics/skin_hair_nails.html#) This seemed pretty amazing.... actually important...
Now to figure out want was important about me...I can't sing, I can't heal, I am not a speaker, I don't paint great paintings, I can't write great novels...heck I can't even spell good....but, I am kind and sweet... that is one thing I know about me... people tell me this all the time....I make an effort to be sweet and kind... in fact I find myself being sweet and kind when inside I don't feel very much like being so... mostly I don't know how to be anything but sweet and kind, that seemed really not much like a gift until I thought about it... its kind of like the hair on our bodies.... as little as you might notice it... kindness is a buffer in life... it protects our hearts from injury... it often deflects angry situations... like the eyelashes protect the eyes from things that can injure it... so even though my kindness doesn't stand out like somebody's beautiful voice does.... kindness can be soothing......maybe I can't sew somebody up... but I can heal part of their broken heart with kind words.... maybe I can't inspire a stranger with a wonderful speech... but maybe my kindness brightens a strangers day when they alone need it the most when I take time to smile and say I hope that your day is wonderful.... God's gift to me... may not be so noticable but it is important!... What did God give you to use as part of the body of Christ?... there is something...and we should all use our gifts from God wisely.... and to advance God's great plan.