There is room for you and your gift in the kingdom of God. You don’t need to push and shove others out of their position to find yours. The kingdom of God is wide open spaces that are holy places, it is not a building. Buildings have limited space, but the kingdom is wide open space. We have been taught that worth comes from a position in a building, but in the kingdom worth comes from knowing the King. When you know the king, you don’t need a title to function in your gifting, for you realize there is an abundance of everything in the kingdom, and the Lord says, “function, for the harvest is plentiful but the workers are few.”
1 Chronicles 27 inspired this thought when it said, “Jonathan, David’s uncle, was a counselor, a man of understanding, and a scribe; and Jehiel the son of Hachmoni tutored the king’s sons. Ahithophel was counselor to the king; and Hushai the Archite was the king’s friend. Jehoiada the son of Benaiah, and Abiathar succeeded Ahithophel; and Joab was the commander of the king’s army.” I love how they each had a function they operated in and it does not sound like they were in competition with each other. No position was greater than the other, but each was needed.
Religion has made certain positions seem more important than others to us as believers, but in the kingdom, that is not the case. We all function by design and we are all to honor one another, celebrate one another and recognize as the Apostle Paul said, if we were all an eye where would the sense of hearing be. We all have a role to play in the kingdom. One function is not better than the other, for the kingdom of God is a body not a building. There is no need to think your better than another, for you are just doing something other than another. My friends, your gift, your calling, your function is for the kingdom, not the building. We need you!