THE INCREASE: Who Gets the Glory? - Mickey Weston

Each of us has the tendency to give honor, special attention and glory to those we deem to be “superstars.” Many times, the “average” individual, or the person who works behind the scenes, is left feeling that what he or she is doing isn’t as important as what was accomplished by the one in the spotlight.

The Lord desires to have the whole body of Christ work together to bring glory to His name. Some members of the body have a more public role, while others have more supportive roles. Both are needed and neither is more important than the other. Actually, many times the Lord reverses the roles we normally have to stretch us and make sure we stay humble and dependent upon Him.

“But now God has placed the members, each one of them, in the body, just as He desired. If they were all one member, where would the body be? But now there are many members, but one body.”  — 1 Corinthians 12:18-20 (NASB)

The glory belongs to the Father and to His Son, Jesus. By the Spirit’s enabling, let’s faithfully fulfill the ministry He has equipped each of us to accomplish and function as one body bringing much glory to His name.

Are you content with the role the Lord has given you in the body? Are you utilizing your role to its fullest extent? How can you allow the Lord to stretch you in areas so that your full dependence is on Him?

Mickey Weston, Chicago White Sox chaplain

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