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Updated: Mar 29

To say that I don’t enjoy public speaking is an understatement.

There are certain circumstances that make it more bearable

though. I do enjoy teaching cooking or sewing, being in plays, and

using puppets to teach children.

I am a pastor’s wife, so not being a ‘platform person’ has been an issue at times. Sadly, many people, mostly other women, seem to think that being in front of others teaching, preaching and leading church meetings is a requirement for being the proper pastor’s wife.

There is something seriously wrong with this line of thinking.

Not everyone has the gifts for those things. I know I don’t. My gifts are service-related. The kitchen crew and set-building teams are my people. 1 Corinthians 12:21-26 states that all parts of the body are indispensable and NONE are less honorable than others.

Dear friends, please do not let others with more public gifts ever make you feel that

you are not valuable in service to God. God gave you your gifts for a reason. That

reason is so that you can fulfill His purposes and carry out his plans where he has planted you.

Imagine if you will, a women’s conference where everyone is on the platform and

there is no one to care for the children, decorate the tables, serve the lunch, or clean

the kitchen. What a disaster! The less visible gifts are not smaller or unimportant.

They are just different. “If they were all one part, where would the body be.”

"How strange a body would be if it had only one part!" 1 Corinthians 12:19

Anne Corzine

Ft. Worth, Texas

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Unknown member
Oct 01, 2023

Love this

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