3 For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the faith God has distributed to each of you. 4 For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, 5 so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others.
At my work, it was time to do some self-review before we do our annual performance review with our Managers. One of the questions was to highlight what we did best during the year. This is easy to highlight if the sales year was good and I can just highlight the performance. However, the next question is what I would have done differently which kind of means that there is room for improvement. My co-worker jokingly stated that there’s nothing that he needed to do, but we all know that our Managers are looking for us to do a proper assessment of our performance and that would always include improvement.
Paul writes that we all have different gifts, but if we are strong in a certain area of skill or character, we should use that strength to help others. It doesn’t make sense to boast about our strengths without understanding who has provided us with these gifts or strengths. Credit should go to God and we should learn to be humble as we provide service to others in the body of Christ.