For as the body is one and has many members, but all the members of that one body being many, are one body, so also is Christ. ~ I Corinthians 12:12
In this scripture Paul compares the Body of Christ to the human body. Our human body, even though it’s considered one body, has many members that make it up. Some members of our human body may not seem all that important until you lose them. Take for instance your fingernails, they may not seem all that vital, but if you were to lose them you’d find out that they perform many important functions for you.
The Body of Christ is the same way, every member is important to the overall health and function of the body. As members of this one body we can’t pick and choose what part we are going to be, or where we are going to be placed at in the body. Just as the members of our human body don’t get to decide where they are going to be, we as members of the Body of Christ don’t get to either.
It still amazes me that some people in the Body of Christ think they can pick and choose where they are going to be. If they don’t like one place in the body they feel at liberty to move to another place in the body. I can assure you that this is not a liberty that is granted by Jesus the Head of the Church.
Our lives will never truly be satisfying until we take our place in Christ’s body where we belong. So, the next time you’re tempted to change your place in the body just remember these words from I Corinthians 12:18, “But now God has set the members, each one of them, in the body just as He pleased.”