This is a question that we ask ourselves. We as human being have a need to belong. We want to fit in, but often times we don’t know where we fit. Whether it is in business, family, church, or community we as humans want to know where we fit in.
Each of us have been uniquely created by God. We have unique talents, personalities, temperaments, gifts, and abilities. There are no two human beings exactly alike. We are each different in our own unique way. The challenge is to be able to come together in unity for the betterment of the whole.
Consider a building
There are many things that make up a building. Each item, whether it is carpet, 2″x4″ studs, linoleum, sheet rock, or lavatories, has a part in the bringing together of a building. Those items are not interchangeable. Carpet cannot fulfill the needs of a lavatory, or vice-versa. But each item, in its place, fulfilling the role it is designed to play makes for a building fitly framed.
When we as individuals find our place and where we fit; we then become individuals that make the greatest impact on our world.
Where Do I Fit is about Serving
Consider with me for a moment the words of the Apostle Paul to the Galatia church.
(Gal 5:13 KJV) “For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another.”
- As it is used here, the word is a command. We are commanded to serve one another.
- Many people are just not sure how to serve in a way that produces fruit and causes them to be fulfilled.
- We can be very active, while not being very effective. Some people’s concept of serving results in Motion without Movement. It is like being on a treadmill. A symptom of this is when we feel that we do a lot for God, but feel drained from being pulled in so many directions.
Making An Impact
When one finds their place of service, they become an impact person. This is when one serves according to their passions, personality gifts, and temperament. When one serves doing things that fit these three items, there are positive results:
- Our efforts (energize) us rather than tire us.
- What we do makes a recognizable difference.
- We have more (enthusiasm) for the responsibility.
You can make an impact on the world around you. You can make a difference on the lives you touch everyday. In the last week in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey we have watched everyday ordinary people make a huge difference in the lives of so many. People that have found their place of service have made the greatest impact in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. Whether that place of service was rescuing people by boat, vehicle, or by other means. Whether that place of service was distributing water and necessary goods. Whether that place of service was helping clean out homes and business to begin the recovery process. People found their place, got in their place and went to work.
I believe this quote sums things up: “It is generally in tumultuous times that people make the greatest difference in their world.” ~ Henry Blackaby
Charles Dickens once said “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.”
Find your place and make an impact! There is no time like the present to impact your world for the good! You don’t need to be a superstar, you just need to have a purpose and passion. It is at the crossroads of purpose and passion where you will make the greatest difference!