I’m Invaluable

Did you know that you are invaluable to God? See Jeremiah 1:5; Psalm 139:16-18; Luke 12:6-7.
 
If you’re a Christian, what makes you valuable is the name of Jesus written on your heart. See 1 Peter 4:16. You are invaluable to God’s work. You’re also invaluable because you were created by God for a purpose. You were created to make a difference in God’s work…His mission…carried out through the ministry of the Church.
 

You are invaluable to God and His purposes at work through the Body of Christ.

 
You are uniquely prepared with divine gifts, passions, and talents. When God created you, He put you at this moment in history because it’s at this time that you can best glorify God. You are invaluable to God’s work. See Ephesians 2:10.
 
Read: 1 Corinthians 12:12-27. On your own, you’re a disciple. But when you gather together with other Spirit-filled, Word-empowered believers, you take on a new identity. You are the Body of Christ.
 

You are an invaluable part of the Body of Christ!

Read: 1 Corinthians 12:15–17. You own estimation of yourself…your own sense of value…does not amputate or remove you from the body. When you became a follower of Christ…you became part of His body!
 
See Psalm 139:13-15. Aren’t you glad that we are not born piece by piece? God could have said, “Eve, you’re gonna have a baby…but some assembly is required.” No, we were assembled in the womb as God designed. It is the same with the body of Christ. He is knitting together His body to accomplish His purposes on earth.
 

You are an intentional part of the Body of Christ.

Read: 1 Corinthians 12:18–24. God has placed the parts in the body…just as he wanted them to be. You are a part of that body…and every part is important…every part matters to God.
 

We don’t determine the value of our part in the Body, God does.

Because of that, every part matters — even the parts that seem weaker or insignificant. Some of the most important things that happen are actually the parts of the body that are least celebrated or least visible.
 
Read: 1 Corinthians 12:24-27. You might think you chose to be a part of this church. But the truth is that God has put the body together. You are here because God wants you here…you matter to God, you matter to this church. If we believe that God is the designer, then there should be no division within His body. Instead, we all know we are valued, see the value in others, and honor that value which makes the whole body work together.
 

One part has the ability to effect the whole body.

You’re a part of the body of Christ, but if you’re not using the gifts that God has given you, you’re not living out your divine calling, your function, your role, your part, your position. That part of the body is now useless.

You’re an invaluable part. You’ve got something unique to offer that no one else does. If your one part of the body is asleep the rest of the body has to work harder. Others are putting more in because you’re not doing your role.
 
Church is not a building that we go to. It’s not an institution we’re a part of. We’re a living body of Christ. Your part matters to the Body…your part is Invaluable to God.
 
What do you think would be possible if all of us stepped up to do what we were uniquely created by God to do within his Body, the Church?
 
You were uniquely created by God to bring value. The church is the body of Christ. You are an invaluable part of God’s body. You are invaluable to God and His purposes at work through the Body of Christ.