The captain of a large ship and his chief engineer got into an argument as to which of them was more important in operating the vessel. Failing to come to an agreement, they decided to swap jobs.
The Chief went to the bridge and the Captain went to the engine room. It wasn’t long before the Captain called the Chief and said, “I can’t make her go any further.” “Of course you can’t,” said the Chief. “I’ve run her aground!”
God has given each of us special gifts and skills. He wants me to do what He has equipped me for and called me to do. And He wants you to do what He has equipped and called you to do.
The place and task that God has called you to is different from my place, but it is just as important. In God’s sight, it is not about prominence but performance. He has called us to obedience and service.
There will always be someone who looks more important than we do. However, we usually measure ourselves and others by the world’s standards. The Christian must look to and wait upon the Lord for His assignment and purpose for us.
It is important for us to see also that when Paul was explaining the job that God had given to each of us, that we understand that the Holy Spirit gives out assignments as He wishes. We must understand that our job is not according to our wishes…but His!
God made you and knows your abilities, strengths and weaknesses. He always puts us where we can most please Him. The question that begs our attention is this: Are you doing your job?
Fulfillment, joy and contentment come to the one who has discovered his job…his calling in life. If we live outside God’s intention, we will soon “run aground” and stop making the forward progress that God desires. In short, God is saying: Do your Job!