Today is a new day given to you by a gracious and merciful God.

I believe that God has given us this day for his glory and has provided each of us with unique gifts to be used for his kingdom.  

Let us not waste our gifts and abilities on frivolous pursuits or unhealthy comparisons. Be the person who God has created and seek to build God’s kingdom wherever God has placed you.

God has given each of us talents and strengths that are unique and our own. We should not be discouraged or concerned with the gifts God has granted others, we instead should be available, prepared and equipped for service.  God has given each believer gifts to be used to build his kingdom.

Ephesians 4:11 tells us some people are chosen to be evangelists, pastors and teachers. The subsequent verse, Ephesians 4:12, provides a brief job description that says these servants are to “equip God’s people to do his work and build up the church, the body of Christ.” That means your pastor, chaplain or the teachers within your chapel or church are called to equip you to do God’s work using whatever gifts you have.

The church is the body of Christ and everyone has a function. Each one of us has an area in which we can serve that is unique and needed. While a teacher may have gifts that you do not possess, you have gifts that they do not have.

I encourage you to become equipped to do God’s work. Seek areas in your life that need to be strengthened or find a teacher to equip you for the work God has created you for. Do not look at the gifts of others, but seek to serve wherever God has placed you in church, work or in your home.

Why is it so important for each Christian to become equipped for God’s work and to build up the body of Christ?

Because the evangelist, pastor and teacher cannot build the chapel or church alone.  

God has called you unto him and allowed you to become part of his plan in bringing others into his kingdom. Become equipped for his work and use your gifts to share the greatest gift of all, Jesus Christ.