“Just as our bodies have many parts and each part has a special function, so it is with Christ’s body. We are many parts of one body, and we all belong to each other.” – Romans 12:4-5
Every year after the completion of their season, the NBA has a draft. This draft is the process amateur players (or overseas professionals) go through to transition from where they are currently playing to realizing their lifelong dream of playing in the NBA.
The NBA teams scout these players throughout the year, and the front office, the general manager, and the coaches come together to decide which player they are going to add to their team.
How do they know who to pick? Well, this question can be answered quite simply: what is their team missing? On a basketball team, like any other sport, there are different roles you are looking for. You need someone to be your go-to scorer. You need shooters, quality defensive players, and big guys to play around the basket.
Everyone has a role. The front office’s job is to decide what role they need to fill that will help the team be most successful. But these roles aren’t just for basketball, or even sports in general.
We all have roles as believers and members of the church. Not everyone was born to be a pastor. There are people who are good at handling money. There are people that are good at communicating with others. There are people that are musically gifted. There are people who are better at working behind the scenes.
This is not about who has a “better” role, it is that every role is different. God created all of us a little differently. He did so because He knew there would be many roles to fill. To follow God, you do not have to do everything. You have a special role God wants you to play.
What role will you fill? God created you with a special set of gifts and abilities. He wants you to use those gifts and talents to play a role in advancing His Kingdom. No matter what your role is, it is important.
What is your role?