Have you ever heard yourself described as a member of the body of Christ? Weird to think of being a body, right? I think my inner self often forgets and tries to take the position of head. Why? Well, the head is where the control is! The head has the eyes (vision), the ears (hearing), the mouth (speaking), and the brain (all control over the rest of the body). But I am not the head of the family of Christ, I am simply a part of the body.
So what does that mean?
Being the body means taking orders from the head, which, in this case, is Christ. Scripture talks repeatedly about His role as head. For example:
“…speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ.”
– Ephesians 4:15
There is no other “head” I would want leading this “body.” Christ as head means He hears so I can just listen. It means He thinks ahead, so I can just trust. It means He sees the whole path in front of me, so I can let Him guide. And it means that He will speak, so I can be still and let Him answer my problems and issues with His own, far superior, words.
Don’t try to take a place you weren’t meant to have. Be a happy, functioning member of the body today, confident in knowing that your “head” is One who will never lead you wrong.