Be a Team Player

Day 08

“Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ. For we were all baptized by one Spirit so as to form one body—whether Jews or Gentiles, slave or free—and we were all given the one Spirit to drink. Even so the body is not made up of one part but of many.”

– 1 Corinthians 12:12-14

Additional Reading: 1 Corinthians 12:15-18, 19-22, 23-26, 27-30

Football is one of America’s favorite sports. When we look at a football team, each person has a task to complete in order for the team to be successful. For example, the offensive linemen protect the quarterback, who gives the ball to the wide receiver, running back, or tight end, who then tries to score a touchdown. Even though the team has many individual players with different jobs, they make one cohesive unit. If everyone on the team did the same job, then the team wouldn’t be able to function properly. If the entire team was made up of offensive linemen, who would score touchdowns? If everyone was a wide receiver, who would protect them as they ran down the field?

…we are ONE body.

Everyone has a job that is vital to the team, no matter how small. The same thing is true for the body of Christ and 1 Corinthians 12:12-30 shows us how. Sometimes we feel as though we are not important and can’t provide anything to the Kingdom of God. But like the verse says, we are ONE body. We rejoice together, we suffer together, and God has created a purpose for each of us.

Maybe you’re still unsure of what your purpose is. That’s okay. We have to trust in God and His timing. Think of it this way: if God revealed His entire plan to us at once, we would have no reason to trust and rely on Him, and we would feel as though we could accomplish it on our own.

Maybe you already know your purpose, that’s cool too. It’s important to remember to BE HUMBLE. Without the rest of the body of Christ, we are nothing. Yes quarterbacks are important, but they wouldn’t matter if they had no one to give the ball to.

“For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the faith God has distributed to each of you.”

– Romans 12:3 (NIV)

As you go through your day, remember you are an important part in the body of Christ, even if you don’t know it yet.

Love and Nuggs,


Harvest Church