Many people are jealous of other people, even in the body of Christ. There is no room for this. God wants to use each one of us, his children. We are to live in unity. A house divided cannot stand and will not stand.
So what if someone sings better than us? The Bible tells us to make a joyful noise under the Lord. Preachers are jealous of other preachers, and their church attendance, and are jealous of preachers that God uses in the church service. God is in control. The pastor has to be obedient to God and listen to the voice of God whom he is to let behind that pulpit. He or she must have the mind of Christ.
God really does know best. God is no respecter of persons. He will use whom he chooses. We ought to be thankful God is using people in the ministry. It’s not what we want, it’s what God wants.
I thank God he is using people in the ministry. Don’t be jealous that God is using others in the ministry. Don’t get mad at the pastor because he or she is obedient to the voice of God and let someone else beside you preach behind the pulpit. They are only being obedient to God.
We are to pray for one another and to love one another period we are to lift one another up, not tear them down. Christ is coming back soon, and we won’t see revival in our church if we are jealous of one another. It blesses me when God uses other people in our church services.
Our prayers should be search me O God and know my heart today. It’s not about us, but about Jesus. Each one of us has gifts. Not everyone is called to preach, and not everyone is gifted with a singing voice, but we can pray and lift them up. He has a work for each one of us to do. Let’s work together, not apart.
In Acts 2 they were in one accord; they were in unity. Nothing good have we done on our own. But He desires to use you in the gift he has given you. What about or attitudes? We should have the attitude Christ would have us to have. Bind us together, Lord bind us together. With chords that cannot be broken and with love. We are one body.
Many are the called, but few are the chosen.
Yours in Christ Jesus,
Rev. Teresa Reid