The church is the body of Christ and it’s members are all parts of the body (1 Corinthians 12:12). We each have a different function in the body, a different part to play, and that function is different for each one of us. But each one of us is necessary to the entire body.
It is no accident that we are placed in the body or even what function we serve as a part of the body. God has placed us there for a purpose, one that is pleasing to Him (12 Corinthians 12:18).
As individual members of the same body, we share in the experiences of the body as a whole. We’re in it together. Just as the individual players on a baseball team share in the wins and losses, the highs and lows of the team as a whole, so it is for each of us as members of the body of Christ. When one of us suffers, we all share in that suffering. When one of us receives honor, we all share in the joy (1 Corinthians 12:26).
It is no mistake that we are placed where we are in the body. God has placed us exactly where He wants us and exactly where we are meant to be.