And the eye cannot say unto the hand, I have no need of thee: nor again the head to the feet, I have no need of you. Nay, much more those members of the body, which seem to be more feeble, are necessary: And those members of the body, which we think to be less honourable, upon these we bestow more abundant honour; and our uncomely parts have more abundant comeliness. (1 Corinthians 12:21-23)

Now, you young man, if you becomes diligent in tract distribution, diligent in Sunday school, you are likely men to be made into ministers; but if you stop and do nothing until you can do everything, you will remain unless—an impediment to the church instead of being a help to her.

Dear sisters in Jesus Christ, you must none of you dream that you are in a position in which you can do nothing at all. That would be such a mistake in providence as God cannot commit. You must have some talent entrusted to you and something given you to do that no one else can do.

Out of this whole structure of the human body, every little muscle, every single cell, has its own secretion and its own work; and though some physicians have said this and that organ might be spared, I believe that there is not a single thread in the whole embroidery of human nature could be speared—the whole of the fabric is required.

So in the mystical body, the church, the least member is necessary; the most uncomely member of the Christian church is needful for its growth. Ask God to tell you what is your niche, and stand in it, occupying the place till Jesus Christ shall come and give you your reward. ((Charles SpurgeonAt the Master’s Feet [Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2005], August 28.))

Charles Spurgeon

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