Unity in Diversity
Ants, bees, wasps, and termites are social insects. Let’s look at the termites, commonly known as white ants. Termites or white ants are insects that congregate to form a powerful colony
for themselves; they are the ones that damage our properties, such as wooden furniture. They are such strong insects that if we neglect the termite establishing its own structure of colonies in there, the entire wooden furniture will be damaged and useless.
The colony of these termites includes a king, queen, soldiers, and workers. The role of the king and queen is to produce offspring; soldiers are to protect the colony or nest from foreign invaders; and workers work together to create the colony or nest and care for one another. None of the king or
queen, soldiers, or workers can survive without involving one of the castes. They all rely on one
another for the proper management and survival of the colony or nest.
In the same manner, God has given each of us in the church different ministries, the five-fold ministries. The five-fold ministry is a vital aspect of what keeps the body of Christ functioning
effectively. God has chosen for every member of the body of Christ a specific role to play that fulfils God’s will and accomplishes his or her unique purpose in the world, which is important for the church. “So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors
and teachers, to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up” (Ephesians 4:11, 12). In the eyes of God, we are all equal, and none of us is superior to the others. No man is a spectator. To work together for His Kingdom, we need each other just as the
plant parts require all of the roots, leaves, and branches to operate correctly.
The enemy may attack us as we carry out our ministry together. Satan despises unity, whereas God blesses it. When people with different ministries gather together, God enables us to overcome Satan’s attack, much as termite soldiers come together to fight their enemy. The call comes first, then the challenges, and the fulfilment. In the meantime, keep persevering and believing. God places each of us in various ministries to serve Him in the world. When everyone works together, amazing things will be accomplished for God’s kingdom!
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