Be Somebody

I recently went through a great transition in my life. My husband and I left a church we had attended for fourteen years. We left at God’s instruction. We left on good terms. We left a place where I felt like I was somebody. I felt a little like Norm from Cheers, everybody knew my name. I was a prayer leader. I was a teacher. I was a healing minister. I was the lead person for a certain area of ministry in the church. I was somebody that people looked up to. Then we left.

I am at a new church now. I can count on my fingers the number of people who know my name. I slip in for service and then slip out unnoticed. I do laundry. I clean my house. I cook dinner. I was beginning to feel like a nobody. But what does the Bible say about this?

…if I have [sufficient] faith so that I can remove mountains, but have not love (God’s love in me) I am nothing (a useless nobody). (1 Corinthians 13:2, KJV)

Leading prayer doesn’t make me somebody. Being a teacher doesn’t make me somebody. Healing the sick in His Name doesn’t make me somebody. Being in charge of a ministry doesn’t make me somebody. I was somebody as I did each of these things because of the love I did them with, His love in me.

…the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us. (Romans 5:5, KJV)

We can have faith that moves mountains but without His love we are nobody. But with His love…

Be somebody today. Whether your praying for or ministering to the nations or simply folding laundry and cooking dinner for your family. Be somebody today by loving the people that are right in front of you.

4 thoughts on “Be Somebody

  1. Appreciate your transition Delia, as we have transitioned 3 times at the Lord’s leading. We were at our home church 14 yrs. too…then Brownsvillle, then EMIC & now starting a work here in our hometown. We too have learned that our identity is found only in Jesus and His love flowing thru us to others. We are hidden in Christ, and hopefully that’s who they’ll see! Thanks for your words!

  2. Delia,
    I always appreciate your revelation of the Love of God! I too left
    EMIC on direction of the LORD in good standing after 14 yrs., was gone 9 months, was sent back for about 1 1/2 yrs. and then on another assignment for 16 months. Now I am in transition again. This time to help (former) EMIC members birth a church. The LORD sure is moving people around! But you are so right, it is not about what we do, but who we are In Him and who He is in us. It is about having a revelation of the Love of God and spreading it around to those He sends across our paths! For God so loved the world that He gave…
    Love you my friend!
    Anita Walton

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