“But now hath God set the members every one of them in the body, as it hath pleased him.” (I Corinthians 12:18)
Are you ever envious of healthy people for the simple fact they are able to do more for God than you are? I have thought to myself that I might have been a missionary to a foreign country if only I were healthy. Or at least I would go on a short-term mission trip! I know I could possibly do more in the church. If only…
If you have ever thought similar things, you have to remember that God has put you right where He wants you. He has made you the part of the body that He needs you to be. And that part of the body has a very important role in the function of the rest of the body. Wherever He has you, it is His high calling for you!
You don’t have to go to a mission field to please God. You will please Him if you fulfill your high calling right where He has you. His high calling for you might be in a sick bed, praying for those missionaries. Your calling might be to help fight the spiritual battle those missionaries need assistance with in prayer. Your high calling might be raising and instructing children to be the next godly generation who influences the world for Christ. If so, you take part in the rewards in Heaven for every soul that is affected by those ministries.
“Are all apostles? Are all prophets? Are all teachers? Are all workers of miracles? Have all the gifts of healing? Do all speak with tongues? Do all interpret? But covet earnestly the best gifts; and yet show I unto you a more excellent way.” (1 Corinthians 12:29-31)
Unless the Spirit of God is leading you another way, you can rest in the calling He has given you by doing it to the best of your ability. That is His desire.