Ephesians 4:11-13 The gifts he gave were that some would be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, some pastors and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until all of us come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to maturity, to the measure of the full stature of Christ.
“My beloved, I have not left you orphaned but have equipped and sent you out for ministry. My gifts are not to be treated lightly but taken to heart and used for each one’s unique purpose. Are all apostles the same? Do all prophets carry the same message? All evangelists the same method? No. Each one is equipped in a unique way. It is wrong to compare them, for each one will be judged according to how they used what was given to them. Woe to those who bury their talent in the ground! Children, discern carefully the gifts you have been given and do not be afraid to use them for the building up of the kingdom—‘to the measure of the full stature of Christ.’ Do your part, and do not judge how faithful others are to their calling. Instead, pray for all, that as more souls fulfill their God-given purpose, the coming of the kingdom will be hastened.”
O my Jesus, forgive me for the times I have failed in my calling. Increase my fervour. Give me wisdom and insight to know in each moment how it is that you want me to build up the kingdom. Send forth your Spirit, O Lord, and renew the face of the earth. Maranatha! Amen.