CDM BLOG

Cindy Dennis

Executive Director

Are you a Body Builder?


As soon as you read the title, you might’ve assumed I was talking about people with muscles, on the stage and immediately in your head and you have replied “no!”

I’m talking about a different kind of bodybuilding. First Corinthians 12 lets us know that we are all members of the body of Christ.

We all have a different but important role to play in His Kingdom. No two people have exactly the same gifts and talents, but they are uniquely designed to fill a part of God’s Grand Plan.

So let me ask you, do you use your gifts and talents to build up the Body of Christ? Or are you more concerned about building your empire, building your retirement, building your business, or building your influence?

In today’s world where likes are currency, it’s very easy to slip in to the void of self-empowerment, self-reliance, and self-care while forgetting about the mission that we are on to further the message of hope in this broken world.

Be a Bodybuilder- discipline yourself to get in God’s word every day and to get the Plan for your week. Discipline yourself to only have God-honoring and life-giving things come into your mind and heart. Ask God how you can put away your own ambitions and pursue God‘s plan for your family, your job and your community.

Let’s build the Body of Christ together- this is going to take all of us, working together with our unique gifts and talents- not stumbling over who’s right or who worships God better- but as one mind and one heart unified under one Spirit to bring God‘s Kingdom to earth.