You are a unique gift to the community.
I am a teacher. A student once asked about my schedule. After hearing it, she said, “So, you teach science all day?”
“Yes,” I replied.
“Eww! I could not do that.”
I am passionate about science. I am fascinated with the intricate balance of life. The more I learn, the more I want to know.
Does that seem odd to you? It is okay if you think so, because God designed each of us to be unique. What fascinates me can seem tedious to you, and the reverse is true, as well.
I love that He is personal with each of us. Over here He sprinkled a love for the arts, and over there He built a spectacular athlete. The list continues. The Lord has mixed and matched all the different characteristics a person can have in such countless ways, it surprises us when we find someone similar to ourselves. There is so much variation among us humans, it is a rarity to find two people with identical interests, let alone passions.
This is why we need each other. Our gifts and passions combined together create a whole, which we call community. Our interconnection through community helps us to see God, because together we reflect His character. We each reflect His image (Genesis 1:27), and also make up part of the body of Christ here on Earth (1 Corinthians 12:12-27). Your uniqueness makes you an important part of the body. Welcome all believers into the body, as each has an important part to play.