Romans 14:1 Welcome with open arms fellow believers who don’t see things the way you do. And don’t jump all over them every time they do or say something you don’t agree with-even when it seems that they are strong on opinions but weak in the faith department. Remember, they have their own history to deal with. Treat them gently. (The Message)
It is important to remember that each person has their own story. We each are uniquely crafted by God to minister in our purpose. Our life experiences minister in our scope of influence, which is ultimately determined by the Lord. We become the living Word that God is proclaiming in our life.
If your ministry happens to be empowerment, expect to first become helpless. If your ministry happens to be renewal or rejuvenation, expect to first become weak. A person will never be able to lead anyone else somewhere that they have never been before. That’s why it is important to not become judgemental toward people and to listen to the testimonies of others. By welcoming each other and accepting our differences, we help bridge the gap! God’s family is made up of many people with various backgrounds ~each one can teach one!