It’s amazing to know that God has blessed each and every one of us with our own gifts and talents. Some people work great with children, some are very organized and do outstanding at administrative and clerical positions, others are very social and work well with other people. The list goes on and on because we are all such a diverse group of people. God made us this way and that’s a beautiful thing. The issue I’d like to discuss today however is about people not necessarily doing what they’ve been blessed to do instead them doing what they want to do. I feel as though if people would focus on themselves and what’s ahead of them instead of getting caught up in all the craziness and confusion with other people around them life would go so much smoother. I don’t go bowling often, but I do like to go every now and then because it is a lot of fun. When I bowl, I have learned that I won’t do a very good job is I am distracted by the activities happening around me on the other lanes. When it’s my turn, I walk up to my lane, focus on the pins ahead of me think about what I can do to knock them down then roll the ball. I am not fancy, no twists and twirls like some people because that does not work for me. If I try to do all of that I may end up hurting myself, literally. But no, what doesn’t work for me works really well for professionals and I am fine with that. Why, because I do it just for fun for one, and for two that’s just not my gifting.
This concept is prevalent in so many areas of life. In marriages, family structures, even on our jobs. A husband and wife should be a team and work together as a team to make their marriage work. Marriages take a lot of work, dedication and of course focus by both people. When you add children into the element, they also have a role to play in regards to the structure of the household. In most jobs, before you even applied for the position you knew what the specific job duties were. Same thing goes for the body of Christ as well. The word declares in 1 Corinthians 12 that the human body has many parts but all the parts still only make up one body. My legs cannot do what my eyes do and my stomach cannot do what my arms do. All different parts have their own specific duty in order for the body to function all together as a whole. God has gifted each of us to play a certain role in the church. When everyone gets on one accord and operates in their gift then the spirit of God is allowed to flow freely and have His way. In my opinion, this is what the church should be all about.
Why is it so easy to get distracted and get pulled out of your lane? As I said earlier, we get caught up in not so much doing what we know we should be doing but instead doing what we want to do which totally throws us off course. We all just need to become skilled at staying on the path that God has laid before us. If you get knocked off for some reason, jump back on, dust your hands and feet off and continue to move forward. At this point in my life, I am all about progress. I will not, to be perfectly honest, I cannot allow anything or anyone to get me off track. Successful people never worry about what other people are doing. They have enough going on in their own life. That’s the place I’m at now. I have so much going on in my life. I am focused and determined to stay in my own lane so that I can reach the place that God has called me to. I am determined to leave behind a legacy not just for my children but also for my children’s, children’s, children all throughout my bloodline. Stay in your lane everybody and see how far it takes you. #iDeclare #stayinyourlane
Heavenly Father, first and foremost I want to thank you for being you Lord. I pray today that you would please help me to stay in my lane. Help me to focus on what it is that you would have me to do and not be caught up in what I want to do. I thank you for the gifts and talents that you have placed inside of me. I decree and declare on this day that I will operate in those gifts and focus on the destiny that you have set before me. In Jesus Name, Amen.
1 Corinthians 12:12 NLT “The human body has many parts, but the many parts make up one whole body. So it is with the body of Christ.”
Romans 12:3-5 NIV “For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the faith God has distributed to each of you. For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others.”