Do you ever feel that what you do in the church is not important? Do you think that only the “big” jobs like teaching, singing, preaching, etc., are worth having? 
 
1 Corinthians 12:4-11 (NIV) says: “There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit. There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. There are different kinds of working, but the same God works all of them in all men. Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good. To one there is given through the Spirit the message of wisdom, to another the message of knowledge by means of the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by that one Spirit, to another miraculous powers, to another prophecy, to another distinguishing between spirits, to another speaking in different kinds of tongues, and to still another the interpretation of tongues. All these are the work of one and the same Spirit, and he gives them to each one, just as he determines.” 
 
During World War II, England needed to greatly increase its production of coal, one of the country’s major sources of energy. Winston Churchill called labor leaders together to enlist their support. He asked them to imagine a parade which would be held in Picadilly Circus after the war. First in line in the parade, Churchill said, would be the sailors, who had fought the war at sea. Then would come the foot soldiers. Then the pilots, who had driven the German Luftwaffe from the sky, would follow. “Last of all,” he said, “would come a long line of sweat-stained, soot-streaked men in miner’s caps. Someone would cry from the crowd, ‘And where were you during the critical days of our struggle?’ And from ten thousand throats would come the answer, ‘We were deep in the earth with our faces to the coal.'” 

God says that every job in His church is important. Write down two ways God can use you in the lives of other people in your church. Next to each write, “THIS IS AN IMPORTANT JOB!” 

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