Apostle Grace Lubega
Ephesians 4:16(KJV); From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.
God has called and mandated each of us in the body of Christ differently.
For the body to function effectively, every joint ought to supply.
The reason why we have divisions and schisms in the body of Christ is partly because not every joint supplies like it ought; not everyone is following his or her call like they should.
There is a prophet who has never prophesied and never even bothered to understand that they are a prophet; as such, their indifference has created a gap in divine purpose.
There is a teacher who craves to be a prophet and is trying hard to fit in that call; as a joint, his desire for what is not his to have is creating a schism and he doesn’t know it.
There is an evangelist who has started a church and settled as a pastor and is wondering why he is struggling with ministry.
There is a Christian who is lusting after another man’s mandate because he is looking at that man’s fruit and not the process through which that man got where he is.
There are those who know how to want what is not theirs and never bother to invest in that which is given to them.
How will you ever fully function in your part if you have no understanding or appreciation of that part?
God wants you to make your calling and election sure (2 Peter 1:10). This means that you must purpose to understand the call of God upon your life; labour to know what your mandate is and what it will take to fulfil it; study the divine blue print of your destiny so that at the end of it all, you, like the apostle Paul can comfortably say, “I have run my race, I have kept the faith.”(2 Timothy 4:7-8)
FURTHER STUDY: 2 Timothy 4:7-8, 2 Peter 1:10
God wants you to make your calling and election sure; you must purpose to understand the call of God upon your life; labour to know what your mandate is and what it will take to fulfil it; study the divine blue print of your destiny so that at the end of it all, you, like the apostle Paul can comfortably say, “I have run my race, I have kept the faith.”
PRAYER: My Lord, I give you praise for this great insight. I fully comprehend my part and lot in building the body of Christ as a whole. Thank you for the grace and wisdom to supply in my part according to your effectual power at work in me. With this understanding, I serve you with love. I minister with passion for the growth and edification of the Church. In Jesus Name. Amen.