Are You Playing Your Position?

But now indeed there are many members, yet one body. And the eye cannot say to the hand, “I have no need of you”; nor again the head to the feet, “I have no need of you.” No, much rather, those members of the body which seem to be weaker are necessary. - 1 Corinthians 12:20-22. Today’s blog entry is titled “Are You Playing Your Position”?  

For those of you who are familiar with the sport of Football, I would like you to picture a scenario…. It’s the opening drive of a game and you favorite team’s offense is taking the field for the first time. As the players are running onto the field, you notice that they line up differently than normal.  The Quarterback is where the Center should be and vice versa. The Center (unsuccessfully) starts trying to throw the ball like a Quarterback. And the Quarterback (unsuccessfully) tries to block for the Center.  In addition to this, the Guards are where the Half/Fullbacks should be, and the Half/Fullbacks are up where the Guards should be. The opposing team’s defense continues to easily stop your favorite team’s offense. If you were watching this, you would probably be thinking something such as “What are they doing?! Why are they lining up like that?!  Even though the team may have the talent to win the game, they put themselves at a big disadvantage by playing out of position.

Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ; - 2 Corinthians 10:5

As Christians it’s important for us to obey God and complete the assignments that He gives us. When we stay in the position that God has put us in, we can get a lot accomplished. However, if we get out of position, we can be at a big disadvantage and go through unnecessary problems. It’s important that we don’t get caught up in what everybody else is doing. God may have you playing a different position than He has someone else playing, but it’s important to stay faithful to the assignments that He gives you. Think back to the Football analogy. On a Football team there are many different positions, but when the players play the right position, and work together as a team, they can accomplish a lot. So as we continue to grow in our walk with Jesus Christ, let’s remember to obey God and stay in the position that He has put us in.

So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another. – Romans 12:5

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