Wednesday: 10th October, 2018
Reference text: Galatians 2:1-2 7-14
Galatians 2:7 On the contrary, they saw that God had given me the task of preaching the gospel to the Gentiles, just as he had given Peter the task of preaching the gospel to the Jews
When one begins to participate in a project already in motion, at the earliest convenience, it is appropriate to seek out the pioneers or frontiers to receive their input. But for Paul, his first encounter with the Apostles occurred three years after his conviction and the second, fourteen years later. This makes one wonder what manner of conviction Paul worked with, and how much convinced He was about the revelation he had received.
Nonetheless, what drew my attention in today’s text was the recognition he got from the leaders as mentioned in the opening verse. They recognised that Paul had a mission towards the pagans and Peter, towards the Jews. Therefore, the specific ministry of each of them was acknowledged.
That is what good leaders do: they recognise individuality and uniqueness. But sometimes for reasons like greed, jealousy, malice or just a plain lack of understanding, there is a move to fit square pegs into round holes. Many are pushed into taking on assignments and tasks that have nothing to do with their unique missions and callings. A sadder part, that mission is sometimes not even recognised.
Sweetheart, you may be walking along the same path with others – even heading towards the same destination, but on that path, each of you still has their own. You will step at different points, have different strides and individual experiences. Just bear in mind that: no two people are here to do the same thing. Hence, the earlier we come to this realisation, the better equipped we will be to recognise the uniqueness of others.
Remember # Nobody is like everybody