“If they were all one member, where would the body be? But now there are many members, but one body” (1 Corinthians 12:19-20).
Are you able to see that the diversity of the Lord is intentional? Do struggle against this world’s idea that we are all to be the same. Even in our practice, there are many varieties of practice. Be whom the Lord has made you to be and live in harmony with those who follow the Lord, but are different. The Lord is the One who is building His body. So keep your focus on following what the Lord is doing.
Lord, help me to be gracious as You are gracious. Guide me according to Your goodness to see that in You alone is the hope for all. Help me to live faithfully, but not to insist that the way You have given me must be followed by others. Faithfulness, yes, but conformity only to Christ. In that, You alone know what this means. So, help me to be pliable in Your hands so that You are the One forming me.
Lord Jesus, You came as the model of the godly life. You did not dictate the specifics of our worship life, only that we live lives of worship. Help me to follow Your lead and be whom You are making me to be. Guide me according to Your goodness that I would live graciously, loving my neighbor and living as You direct me to live. May I be a faithful follower as You lead. Amen.