Ever scratch your head wondering what particular role you play in the body of Christ?

The best way to find out is to try everything. Seriously.

I struggled with this for forever, it seemed. I thought I was a good artist until computers came along and I found I had a weird penchant for figuring them out.

I love drawing, singing, writing, and other stuff I’m not particularly good at, but I love to do.

Then, it hit me. I might be a member of the bones, flesh, and skin!

There are specialists in the body of Christ. There are individuals that are wired just so, like the eye lash, the pinky toe, the eye, and the mouth.


There are also those who think they are just like everyone else as if that’s a bad thing.

If they’re like me, they sometimes catch themselves saying, “Oh, I wish I was a specialist, I wish I was a great singer, song writer, actor, or preacher”, when what God has called them to be is more of a ‘generalist’.


The bones, flesh, and skin are very necessary members of the body of Christ as they provide nourishment, protection, sensory communication, and support for the entire body.

Sometimes, it feels like we are just a little bit of everything, helping wherever we’re needed.

That’s the bones, flesh, and skin!

“Something from the Spirit can be seen in each person, for the common good.

The Spirit gives one person the ability to speak with wisdom, and the same Spirit gives another the ability to speak with knowledge. The same Spirit gives faith to one person. And, to another, that one Spirit gives gifts of healing. The Spirit gives to another person the power to do miracles, to another the ability to prophesy. And he gives to another the ability to know the difference between good and evil spirits. The Spirit gives one person the ability to speak in different kinds of languages and to another the ability to interpret those languages.

One Spirit, the same Spirit, does all these things, and the Spirit decides what to give each person.” – 1 Corinthians 12:7-11

Allow the Spirit to decide for you and you will be the most fulfilled in your place in the body of Christ.

Nehemiah 3. “next to…”.

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