“Love one another.” John 15:12
While preparing for a class I came across a quote for the first time, but wished I could have learned its truth a lot earlier in my life. The quote was by Mother Teresa and says, “You can do what I cannot do. I can do what you cannot do. Together we can do great things.”
Mother Teresa reiterates God’s word to each of us. Each one of us was created in His image for a very specific purpose that only we can fulfill. But we are not called to be “lone rangers”. God’s purpose is for us to come together, each bringing her own gifts and talents, to do the good works for which we were created.
Stop and think what Jesus accomplished through the apostles. He took twelve men with very unique gifts and talents (and equally unique weaknesses and quirks), and invited them to come and follow Him so He could make them fishers of men. We are similarly invited to come together, each with our unique gifts and talents, and, empowered by the Holy Spirit, to complement one another in working together to be the presence of Christ in the lives of those around us.
No one else can dance your dance, sing your song, and do your job quite like you. As we come together and build upon one another’s unique gifts and talents, we encourage others to blossom in confidence and skill, and we see projects completed, deadlines met, and tasks accomplished. God’s creativity is honored. He made each of us unique and no one else can do just what you do!
Thank you, Heavenly Father, for my gifts and the gifts of those around me. Teach me to use my gifts to help those around me and to glorify Your kingdom. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.