Body Parts

I have always enjoyed being alone. I need my space to think. I need all distractions removed. I need to be able to focus on what I am trying to accomplish.

Once I get an idea or a plan formed in my mind I like to roll with. I do not like it when I get input on what I am trying to create or trying to plan out.

This is until I realized that most of my ideas come from other people. Most of my ideas for my blog post were from hearing or reading about someone else’s experience.

These are the moments when I realize I actually need others to help me…

The moments we realize we’re just one body part of a whole body…

In the book, The Tipping Point the author talks about three different types of people.

The three different types of people are :

  • mavens, who are knowledgable about things.
  • salespeople, who convince others by ‘selling’ an idea.
  • connectors, who with their many links distribute and collect information

All three types of people need one another. You see the connectors get their information from the mavens, but it is the connectors are who connect the mavens with people. Salespeople often help the mavens get their point across by being able to persuade people of things that may have learned from the mavens. The salespeople also get their connections through the connectors.

It’s like one big circle of people working together… Each person is playing their part.

Each part is needed.

Why do we feel the need to carry the weight by ourselves?

Is it the fear of having disappointment in others?

Is it the fear of rejection from others?

Is it the fear of not being taken seriously?

Why are you carrying the weight?

The way God designed our bodies is a model for understanding our lives together as a church: every part dependent on every other part, the parts we mention and the parts we don’t, the parts we see and the parts we don’t. If one part hurts, every other part is involved in the hurt, and in the healing. If one part flourishes, every other part enters into the exuberance. – 1 Corinthians 12: 25-26

God made us for a bigger picture than we see ourselves. Sometimes we can not get past our fears and doubts we have that we can not see that another part of the body can help us.

We were designed to be dependent on one another…

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