It is a cooperation and not a competition

Nairobi’s Britam Tower is a phenomenon. The building that stands at 660ft dwarfs every other erected building in the Republic of Kenya. This architectural spectacle must have cost an arm and a leg. A host of personnel endowed with building technology must have been brought in to offer the expertise that saw the building completed.

Any successful building project draws on expertise from various disciplines. This includes architects, land surveyors, structural engineers, quantity surveyors, electrical engineers, mechanical engineers and many more. 

The building will not be complete without plumbers, painters, masons, carpenters and interior designers.

Apparently, approvals from relevant authorities must have been obtained before the commencement of building activities. The architectural, structural, electrical, plumbing and sanitary drawings must be given the green light by the corresponding government regulator.

Interestingly, all these professionals need each other. It can never be a one-man show. The mix of skills, knowledge and experience guarantees a product that survives the taste of time.

Rebuilding the Temple

The Book of Nehemiah 3, gives a blow by blow account of the work of rebuilding the walls of Jerusalem. The author lists various persons and the sections of the wall they worked on. These persons had groups of people they were working with to ensure the work is finished. From the Chapter, it appears that no one was left behind. Every able-bodied Jew participated. In fact, with time, we find some of them taking military positions as the works continued. They were to stay alert for Sanballat, and his friends plotted evil. We see this in Chapter 4.

I am fully persuaded that is how we are supposed to live as Christians. We should live knowing that all the believers are essential in the Kingdom of God. Each individual has a role to play in this great Kingdom. The synergy born of a unity of purpose and togetherness ensures we accomplish much. We have to learn to appreciate what the Lord is doing in His Kingdom by realizing that every believer has a niche that he or she can excellently fit in.

It is imperative to know that there is something you can do in the Kingdom of God. The gifting God has given us freely are many and diverse and should be used to the glory of God and the edification of the Church. I am so happy that God did not create standard humans. It is great when you play the flute, and I play the harp.  

It would be interesting to hear your opinion.

“Like a sculptor, if necessary, carve a friend out of stone. Realize that your inner sight is blind and try to see a treasure in everyone.”

– Rumi

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