In Part 1 of this series, we concluded by saying that God didn’t give you everything you need – on purpose. Not because He forgot. Not because He’s waiting for the right time.
Not everyone is an apostle. Not everyone is a prophet. Not everyone is a teacher. Not everyone can work miracles. Not everyone can heal the sick. Not everyone can speak different kinds of languages. Not everyone can tell what these languages mean. – 1 Corinthians 12:29-30 (CEV)
We don’t like to talk about dependency in our culture, which makes it difficult for us to accept that God only gave us part of what we need to function in the wholeness He wants us to have. He’s given those missing pieces to someone else to draw you into relationships that you wouldn’t normally seek out. The irony is that the person who prays two hours needs the person who prays 10 minutes.
The problem we see with God’s plan is that Christians are people. People can be strange. They can have weird ideas. They can be mean. They can be dumb. They can bug us a lot. Most of us are even guilty of using the phrase: “I love them, but I don’t like them” knowing that we are commanded to love, but liking them is really too much for God to ask of us.
I want you to desire the best gifts. So I will show you a much better way. – 1 Corinthians 12:31