16 For because of Him the whole body (the church, in all its various parts), closely joined and firmly knit together by the joints and ligaments with which it is supplied, when each part [with power adapted to its need] is working properly [in all its functions], grows to full maturity, building itself up in love.
God needs you! That’s right. So many believers think they need God, but if they are born again they have God. Do you realize how vital, how important you are? Every day that goes by in which you are not where God called you not only are you missing out on what God has for you, but God’s body is missing a vital part needed to fulfill His will and purpose. So many let day after day go by giving no thought to the fact that God has called you and gifted you to be a part of fulfilling all He desires to do in these last days. Every day that we allow to go by not connected where He has chosen for us to be is another missed opportunity to accomplish His will.
Jeremiah 3:15 tells us that God would give us shepherds who would feed us with knowledge and understanding. Jesus in John 10:1-9 teaches you will know that shepherd when you hear his voice. Hebrews 13:17 tells us to accept our God-given leader, and we should accept their authority: Heb. 13:17 “Obey your leaders, and accept their authority. They take care of you because they are responsible for you. Obey them so that they may do this work joyfully and not complain about you. (Causing them to complain would not be to your advantage.)” There are more verses than these, and therefore scripture is clear that we don’t look for a church, but a shepherd.
God needs you equipped and fully armed to be a part of His work in the earth. If we do not take to heart the importance of getting connected where God has chosen for us, we are not fulfilling His full and much needed purpose for us and His body. Your life is but a vapor scripture teaches. If you truly have a heart to honor God, stop making excuses. Get connected, and submitted where God has CALLED you because every day that goes by is another missed opportunity if we are not actively involved every week with the leadership and body God called us to. Answer the call. God needs you!