14 For the body is not one member, but many.
-Everything is not about me. I am a part of a bigger picture. God’s plan for me connects me to God’s plan for others.
15 If the foot shall say, Because I am not the hand, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body?
16 And if the ear shall say, Because I am not the eye, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body?
-Just because a body part doesn’t want to be its particular part or a person would prefer a grander calling does not change the facts. A foot is a foot even if it wants to be a hand, and a person cannot change his/her God-given, spiritual identity. We accept this in the natural. We don’t choose our skin color, our eye color, etc. Those are God-chosen; so is our place in the Body of Christ. Denying your calling does not remove the responsibility of your calling. (Romans 11:29 “For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance.”) Could it be that failing to fulfill the role as a part of the Body becomes a sin of omission?
-People who attempt to be someone other than who they were meant to be are not becoming who they hope to become; they’re merely a crippled version of themselves.
-A body part that doesn’t want to be itself does not see its own worth.