But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will.
1 Corinthians 12:11

When a famous preacher arises, swaying the crowds, one by-product is that some of his contemporaries begin to imagine that they must be out of God’s will or not filled with the Spirit because they are not achieving similar results. But God is sovereign. He chooses men for special tasks, and if one hits the headlines, that is no reflection on the host of unknowns. The Spirit divideth severally as He will. A country preacher ministering to two hundred people may be as Spirit-filled to his capacity as was Moody.

Moody had around him many lesser lights who helped him in his work, who filled their orbits as well as he filled his. And what would the “big” preacher do without the help of the “small fry”?

Seek neither more nor less than God’s will for you. Do not compare yourself with men above or below you in station, lest you be depressed or exalted.

Simply find His place for you and happily serve Him there. Anywhere He puts you is a “large place”!

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