“ 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.”–1 Cor. 12:21
Each member has its place in the body. So each Christian has his own place in the Church, and his own duties. We need never envy anyone the gift he possesses. That is his gift, and we have ours. Ours may not seem as great or as important as his — but that need not concern us. We are responsible only for what God has given us — and all we have to do is to make the fullest possible use of it. If another’s gift is more brilliant than ours — then the other has a greater responsibility than we have, and we need not envy him. Besides, we do not know what particular gift is most important, or does most for the upbuilding of Christ’s kingdom.
Perhaps it means more to be able to pray well, than to speak well. Power with God may be a mightier factor in doing good than power over men. It may be that the quietest people, who are not often heard of, who work obscurely and without fame, are quite as well known in Heaven and as highly honored — as those who are in conspicuous positions and receive praise from men.
“But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal ” 1 Corinthians 12:7 God knows where He wants us and what He wants us to do. We please Him best and do the best work, when we cheerfully accept our place, however lowly, and do sweetly and as well as we can, the work He has given us to do. It ought to impart zest to the humblest calling, to know that that and not something else is our part in the divine allotment of duty. There can be nothing greater in this world for anyone, than the doing of God’s will. We make the most of our life, when we accept our own place and do well our own work. We work then with God, and we shall not fail either of His help or of His reward.( JR Miller)