Different but Still the Same

by | Aug 18, 2022

Different but Still the Same I Daily Walk Devotion

Have you ever watched sailboat racing? Seeing the crew jumping all over the boat as the wind changes is a sight to see. Each person has a specific responsibility that works in unison with the rest of the team. They all have different roles but the same goal, to win the race. The church is set up the same way. The Holy Spirit gives each person unique gifts to be used in conjunction with other believers to accomplish the same purpose, proclaim the Gospel. We are different but still the same team. 

1 Corinthians 12:4-6 

Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of service, but the same Lord; and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who empowers them all in everyone.

Different but Still the Same

Everyone is equipped with a variety of gifts when they choose to follow Jesus. What you have been given will be different from others in the church. What doesn’t differ is the Holy Spirit who gives you the gifts. We have all been filled with the Holy Spirit upon salvation. This gives us unity in the church. God can take a diverse group of people and unify them as one church through His Holy Spirit.

Equipped to Serve

No one who has truly been transformed by the power of the Gospel and the Holy Spirit could ever curse Jesus. Instead, when we are filled with the Holy Spirit, we are transformed and equipped with gifts to be used for God’s glory. These gifts vary amongst believers, but each gift is given for the service to Jesus Christ and the church. All of this is empowered by God, not by our abilities or intelligence. The great thing is that no one is left out. All of us are gifted in Jesus Christ. Start seeking Jesus today as to what your gifting is. Once you have, it figured out, start to ask Him to empower you to use it.