This week I sat in a training class for 2 and 1/2 days. I mean literally sat – think about the worst conference room your could imagine, populate it with stationery chairs, a few too many people, and lectures that go for 2 hours at a time! It’s spelled F-U-N! But these long periods of time together with others, allowed me to observe how people approach learning so differently. Did I mention there was a test at the end of the time? Yeah, so some people are just listening, some are frantically making notes, some are making note cards, some look totally confused, and some totally in tune. I think it is so great to see how different we all are. Although we share so much in coming, it’s easy to see the different preferences, styles, attitudes, approaches and skills we have.
It reminds me of this section from one of my favorite chapters in the entire Bible – Romans 12
For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function,5 so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others.6 We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your faith;7 if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach;8 if it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead, do it diligently; if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully. Romans 12
We each are giving different gifts, but we are all ask to use to with all of our heart. That’s a good thing to have in common.
Be strong today, as you use your gifts to impact others,
May the Fourth be with you!