The body is made up of several parts, working both together and separately to carry out certain tasks. In the case of a paraplegic, certain parts of the body no longer function correctly, therefore, to compensate for the loss of mobility, another part of the body is strengthened, to pick up the slack. We can still function, just not at the same level as before.
The church is no different. There are so many churches that operate in a paraplegic or even a quad state. You may have 100 members with only 5 members carrying the load. These members are constantly overworked and overwhelmed, but whenever a new possibility for leadership arises, The Fabulous 5 Clique takes on another responsibility. This can and will lead to a total breakdown in the church’s mobility. What if The Fabulous 5 Clique gets sick? Who’ll pick up the slack? Quite possibly, the Pastor of the ministry would then carry all burden on his shoulders. Scripture even teaches delegation. Check it out at Exodus 18. Don’t get me wrong, Doing the Lord’s work is the most fulfilling position you could ever have, but come on now? There is a position for everyone in His house. Spread the love.
So many ministries fail because people feel useless. One of the greatest compliments is to remind someone that they are important enough to be needed. A human’s greatest desires are to be loved, to feel appreciated, and to make a difference in some area of their life.
If you were forced to sit in one spot, never even being able to move an inch, with no sustenance (good works), you wouldn’t last long. You would begin to dehydrate, your body would waste away, limb by limb until you were a shriveled mass of what used to be. This is exactly how it happens in our places of worship. The desire to feel apart of a spiritual family, to work within the realm of your “several abilities” within the ministry slowly diminishes until you find yourself riding up and down the highway on Sunday morning searching for a new place of worship, while the “The Fabulous 5 Clique” feasts on an overabundance of Church favor.
Church Cliques are sooo Cliche’.
It’s an honor to do the work of the Lord, both in and out of the ministry. All I’m saying is, don’t make people feel like just spectators. No one wants to be on the other side looking in. Invite them in, show them around, and care enough to find out their strengths. Every ability is beneficial in the kingdom of God.