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.