Monday, December 7, 2020

You Are Not Replaceable

By Adam Faughn

    Let’s be honest: in many areas of life, you can be replaced. That’s not to say that someone else is just like you, but it is to say that many of our roles in life will eventually be filled by someone else.
    Don’t believe me? Just quit your job and see if they don’t hire someone else.
    Even Oscar Meyer’s Wienermobile driver can be replaced. In fact, they are currently searching for a new “hotdogger” to drive the famous car all over the place.
    Know that we are replaceable can be depressing. It certainly is a shot to our ego; that’s for sure.
    But there are other areas of life–in fact, the most important areas–where you are simply not replaceable. Literally, no one else can do what you can do, and it is up to you to fulfill those roles.
    For example,
  • No one else can be the mother or father to your children that you are.
  • No one else can be the spouse that you are.
  • No one else can reach and evangelize the people you can.
  • No one else can fulfill the exact combination of roles in your local congregation that you can.
  • No one else can stand before the Lord in judgment for you.
    When we look at things that way, don’t you feel not just important, but don’t you feel a great weight of responsibility and motivation?
    So, why not get out there, do those things that only you can do and do them to the very best of your ability! After all, if you don’t, literally no one else will!
“Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might...” (Ecclesiastes 9:10)
- Adam Faughn preaches for the Central Church of Christ in Paducah KY. He may be contacted through the congregation's website: Visit the Faughn Family blog, A Legacy of Faith.

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