I would have you understand this day what I have placed on the inside of you, and to also understand my ways with you. I did not make you to be like others, I made you unique to reflect aspects of my nature that others will not. But I would also have you understand that what I have given to you will be different to what I have given to others. Celebrate what I have done and am doing in your life, but also celebrate what I am doing in those that are not like you. Do not be threatened or intimidated by what you see in others, because what you have is different.
I have given others different mantles, different callings, different gifts and different agendas. For too long there has been a drifting taking place in my church, where my people, leaders and groups did not recognise and understand my ways in their own nation – or even in their own towns and cities, let alone in other nations.
It is because of envy, jealousy and a perceived intimidation that a drifting has taken place among my church, where people, leaders and groups drift apart and become blinkered and isolated from each other.
So today, recognise what I have done in your life and what I am continuing to do. Acknowledge and be fully aware of my gifting and calling in you. But also celebrate and encourage what you see in others (even if you don’t understand it), so that they may be built up and there be a coming together of my body and not a drifting apart, not a separation.
1 Corinthians 12:14-18
For the body is not one member, but many. If the foot says, “Because I am not a hand, I am not a part of the body,” it is not for this reason any the less a part of the body. And if the ear says, “Because I am not an eye, I am not a part of the body,” it is not for this reason any the less a part of the body. If the whole body were an eye, where would the hearing be? If the whole were hearing, where would the sense of smell be? But now God has placed the members, each one of them, in the body, just as He desired.
Behold, how good and how pleasant it is For brothers to dwell together in unity! It is like the precious oil upon the head, Coming down upon the beard, Even Aaron’s beard, Coming down upon the edge of his robes. It is like the dew of Hermon Coming down upon the mountains of Zion; For there the LORD commanded the blessing – life forever.