Today you may feel neglected, unwanted, and insignificant. Your occupation may not be glamorous and you go through life unknown and no one celebrates your accomplishments.
The Apostle Paul says in I Cor. 12 that God created every part of the body for a specific purpose. The foot cannot say it’s unimportant because it’s not the hand. Nor should the ear feel unimportant because it’s not the eye. The human body requires all its parts in order to work. Even the anus has its responsibility, although it’s a nasty smelly job.
Our society makes us feel unless one is a media star, or the subject of Wendy Williams Hot Topics, your life doesn’t count. The drudgery of everyday living is depressing to many. Yet many don’t consider their part in the body of humanity is important. What if your body didn’t have an asshole for waste elimination? Would you then say the anus is unimportant?
When I was in Hong Kong, a tour guide pointed out that even the mentally disabled have a function in society. No one is allowed to feel insignificant. The mentally challenged and physically disabled have a role in society. Some work as restroom attendants while others pick up litter. All are made to feel they are significant and contribute to society. They accept no free welfare.
The next time you feel unimportant because you aren’t someone famous, remember the analogy about the parts of the body. Whether you are the eye, the hand, an ear or a butt hole, you have a role that’s important.
Affirm: "I AM fashioned by God. I AM important.”
Dr. Christos Kioni