Wednesday, January 24, 2007

do you know that you're irreplaceable?

i've come to the conclusion that this is the message i want to carry to the ends of the earth.

yesterday i met with a friend who's helping me write something for Genesis, the church where I now work part-time. one of the things we came up with was "God's Church and mission are incomplete without you." as i typed it and watched the words form on my computer screen, something stirred so deep in me.

so often, we tell people they have something to offer because of what they can do. but in truth, everyone has something to offer because of who they are. just like you have a physical fingerprint, you have a spiritual fingerprint. and with every action or word you leave that fingerprint behind. when you join a faith community, you change it. you bring your energy, your dynamic, your faith... and the community is more complete because you're there.

we focus a lot on "the team".. you hear A LOT, both in and outside the Church.. the team the team the team... "there is no 'i' in team". on the contrary, there are LOTS of 'i's in a team, and the team wouldn't exist without them.

God's Church needs you. you bring something unique. you bring something special, and powerful. you bring something irreplaceable.
you bring you.


Blogger Cheryl said...

There's a quote I love from the book "Captivating" by John and Stasi Eldredge that goes something like this: "No one can be to the people in your life who you can be to them." I think that's true in our spiritual life. Each of us IS unique and has something special and unique to offer God and each other.

10:58 PM  
Blogger Stef said...

I really like that quote.

I might have to steal it. :-)

5:11 PM  

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