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Losing Our Identity

2 Corinthians 10:12 We do not dare to classify or compare ourselves with some who commend themselves. When they measure themselves by themselves and compare themselves with themselves, they are not wise. One of the hardest things to do when you are unhappy, bored or disouraged is to not compare your life with someone else's. Some have called it a comparison trap. Oftentimes when we are idle or restless in our own lives, we seem to notice what is going on and into the lives of others. When this happens we lose our own identity. It's not wise to compare yourself to another person or your life to their life.  Don't fall into the trap of comparing yourself to others. You are exactly the way you are supposed to be. Don't let the weakness in you affect the greatness in you. You have been given all that you need to be the success that God desires for you. Settle down and settle in to that best version of you that we all want to see. You are amazing!

Rhythm.

"He handed out gifts of apostle, prophet, evangelist, and pastor-teacher to train Christ's followers in skilled servant work, working within Christ's body, the church, until we're all moving rhythmically and easily with each other, efficient and graceful in response to God's Son, fully mature adults, fully developed within and without, fully alive like Christ."
God had a plan. Create mankind in His image and equip him with some unique talents so that he could accomplish incredible things. Gifts like apostles(messengers of God) and prophets(discerners of the future) to pastor, teachers and evangelists...all for a great purpose. To work with God's people...the church...so that the church could move rhythmically and easily with each other. Did you get that? We were designed to all work together! To dance together:)
The last time I looked at the church in general, there was nothing rhythmical about it. Some folks were doing the twist, others the robot, and a few were engaged in hip-hop! Yes, there were even break-dancers! And everyone seemed to be dancing to their own song! We can do things differently but shouldn't there be a rhythm to what we are doing? Are we all still after souls? Do we care about the hungry and thirsty? Are we growing?
We are supposed to continue to grow in our faith and in wisdom. We should become more wise as we grow in grace. Our faith should increase too. Healthy churches grow in every way. We can recognize how well we are maturing by how well we are interacting with others. Fully mature and fully developed believers will be fully alive in every way. They will flow in God's spirit and in His anointing. They will be "on pitch" and "in rhythm". So what beat are you moving to? Have you got rhythm?