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Understand The Makeup Of Others

A blow dryer is not wired like a drill even though there are some similarities in shape and size. If you put a blow dryer to work drying and styling hair, you will get great results and the dryer will likely last a long time. But if you Dryer_Drill_FBtry to force it to operate like a drill and force drill bits down inside it and press it up against a piece of wood or metal and turn it all the way up, the blow dryer will be damaged beyond repair and the one forcing the dryer will be injured, if not fatally injured. People are “wired” the way our Lord has in mind for them to operate in the Kingdom of God (1Cor.12:18). If they are coerced through immediate need that demands “the wheel that squeaks the loudest gets the grease” or through guilt or through an unscriptural ministry paradigm, they and their environment will both be damaged and may never function again. Not only do we need to understand our own makeup but the makeup of others so that we may work together efficiently and bring forth the glory of the Father and not that of religious demands or mere sentiment (1Cor.12:14-27).
(This is the twelfth excerpt from Marty’s article “Don’t Stop Short” which was published in SEEC Magazine. More excerpts will be posted Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Previous excerpts may be read by scrolling down this page.)


Don’t Stop Short

God has a plan and a path for each of us to walk out during the course of our life (Jer.29:11). Our Lord has put within each of us a Runwaypersonality, gifting and abilities that He has designed to use uniquely to His glory. They are expressive aspects of His image (Gen.1:26) and must, therefore, become very significant considerations in our growth and maturity development. Each of us are “wired” differently from the other (though from time to time we will come across others wired similarly to us). The “way we are wired” (personality, gifting, abilities) is the way He means for us to function effectively in that plan (Ps.139:13-18). It is possible for each of us to become disillusioned, discouraged or disappointed and stop short of walking that course in the manner He has “wired” us. It is possible for each of us to stop short of fulfilling that goal but we don’t have to… not at any point (Lam.3:23; Matt.24:13; 28:20; Jn.14:17; 2Tim.4:7).

(This is the first excerpt from Marty’s article “Don’t Stop Short” which was published in SEEC Magazine. Excerpts will be posted Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. The entire article is yours upon request.)