Chopsticks or Us

The cartoon depicted a cutlery set speaking to a set of chopsticks.

“O.K, which of you is the fork”?

And not surprisingly the chopsticks call the knife/ fork ‘cheater chopsticks.’

Though chopsticks and knife/ fork both get food to the face, one disparaged the other. No doubt you’ve seen this in Christian circles as well.

I teach the youth, why don’t you teach the youth too?

I am an usher. We need ushers. Why don’t you sign on to be an usher?

We need someone to run the kitchen. Why don’t you run the kitchen?

We all want to work for the Lord of course, but we all have a different calling from him and we must be true to ourselves and to God. When my calling is different from yours, does that make it wrong? No, indeed, for whatever we do in the name of Jesus is worthy in his eyes.

“Teacher,” said John, “we saw someone driving out demons in your name and we told him to stop, because he was not one of us.” “Do not stop him,” Jesus said. “For no one who does a miracle in my name can in the next moment say anything bad about me, for whoever is not against us is for us.  (Mark 9:38-40, NIV)

Prayer- Lord, help us find our feet in the kingdom so that we might do the work you have for us to do. Amen.

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