We have a great opportunity to shine forth as labors in the vineyard of the Lord. Jesus declared to his followers, "you are light, you are salt." He affords us the power to make a difference right where we are. If we will be Christ Like, those around us will see that there are some who will stand for righteousness. One thing we must note is this; as children grow, we too must grow. Grow in the Lord. Don't let the disappointments or slip ups, deter you from being used by God in His service. He who began a great work in you will complete it until the day of Christ Jesus. The calling of God in your life is without repentance. If you fall, allow Him to raise you up, then go on and do what He leads you to do in the name of the Lord. He has given each of us a measure of faith, by His grace. He has given us gifts to be used for His glory. There are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit, and God works in each of us to do His great pleasure. So what ever you do, what ever we do, we are to do it for the Lord and not for ourselves.
One gift that has been over looked by many in the church today is found in I Cor 12: 28; Helps. All of us have been given this gift. All of us can help. He did not call us to do it all by ourselves. He called us to help each other. He blessed us with different gifts, so that all of us may be blessed together. For even as the body is one and yet has many members, we are one in Christ. I need you; you need me; we need each other. As I strive to help you, please, help me. Christ, in John 17 prayed that we might be one.
A door has opened wide for me to do some good work here. (I Cor 16:9a; NIRV). Let's step in together.