In His Part

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Nehemiah 3:17 “After him repaired the Levites, Rehum the son of Bani. Next unto him repaired Hashabiah, the ruler of the half part of Keilah, in his part.”

One of the great secrets to Nehemiah building the wall was that everyone got involved. Nehemiah could not have built that wall by himself, but the wall was finished with everyone doing their part. The key to Nehemiah’s success is found in one phrase, “in his part.” Everyone couldn’t set up the gates, but everyone could do his part. Everyone couldn’t build the prominent entrance, but everyone built his part. Everyone couldn’t be the supervisor, but everyone could do his part. Everyone couldn’t be Nehemiah, but everyone could do his part. As long as everyone did their part, the great work of building the wall continued until it was finished.

The key to any great work of God is for everyone to do his part. The greatest cry of every church is laborers, but sadly, in every church, there are many people who could help, but they don’t, and their part is left undone. In most churches, the few are doing the work that everyone is supposed to do, yet look at what God does with the work of the few. Imagine how God could work if everyone did his part. Let me share a few thoughts about the importance of doing your part.

First, the great works of God are built by many doing their part. I was a part of the great First Baptist Church in Hammond, Indiana, under the leadership of Dr. Jack Hyles. This was probably the greatest work of our lifetimes. This church ran around 15,000 every Sunday, but it was not done alone. This work had over eight hundred Sunday school teachers, seven thousand soul winners, several janitors, many nursery workers, and this is just to name a few. This great work was accomplished because everyone did their part. Your church could become a great church if you did your part. Don't worry about others doing their part; you must stay focused on doing your part. Yes, we need others who are sitting to do their part, but the key to your church being great is for you to do your part.

Second, your part not being built is a part that others cannot fulfill. When you miss one Sunday, your part is not being built for one week. You may think that your part is unimportant, but you don't understand that nobody can do your part like you can; therefore, others can fill in, but they will never be able to do what you can do. God placed you in your part because nobody can do your part like you can.

Third, everyone doing their part means there are no unimportant parts. If there was an unimportant task in the LORD’s work, then that task needs to be done away with. Every part of the LORD’s work is critical to the other parts. Many don't see how every part works together until the one part doesn't do their job like they are supposed to, and it is then we see the importance of every job in the LORD’s work. You may not think your job is that important, but it is! Treat your job in your church as the most important job because it is the most important job, just like every job is important.

Finally, you don’t have to be what others are in their part; you just have to be the best in your part. Don't worry about being someone else; God’s work just needs you to be you and to do your job to the best of your ability. It doesn't matter if you can do your job like someone else, because someone else is not doing your job, you are, so do it right.

Dr. Allen Domelle


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