Listening through the Nose?
Does this sound ridiculous to you? Has anyone ever said, “Speak into my good nostril?” Of course not, it’s absurd!
But…..when you look at the volunteer ministries in many of your churches and you will find just that. As leaders we tend to plug people into ministry where there is the greatest need. While this may be necessary it can be damaging in the long run.
Take for example, a blind man. A blind man uses his hands to ‘see’ and while it is necessary, the hand will never be able to do everything an eye can. So many times, churches stick volunteers in ‘holes’ instead of spending the time and finding out where they best fit to build up the body. (Again, for some time this may be nec. – but don’t get stuck in this train of thought)
1 Peter4:10 – “As each one has received a special gift, employ it in serving one another as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.”