And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ,… (Ephesians 4:11-13)
We each have a role to play in God’s design. As the Scripture tells us, we’ve each been uniquely equipped “for the work of ministry” with our purpose being to “build up the body of Christ.” We sometimes forget that our talents and strengths were not meant specifically for us or our own agendas. Rather, they’re meant to help us fulfill the calling on our lives - to play our role. In doing so, not only is the body of Christ built up, be we also find unity with others through faith, and unity with God through the knowledge of whom we serve.