“For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not the same office:” (Romans 12:4)
There are certain parts of your body that if they fail, you will cease to continue living. Heart, lungs, liver, kidneys, your brain, if they stop functioning, you will die. But if you lose a limb, your sight or hearing, life, although modified greatly, will continue.
In the body of Christ there are no useless members, every single one of us, no matter the path or purpose, no matter if it is magnified or of a lesser degree, are precious and of value to the Kingdom of God. Here is a truth for you, if you are a member of the body of Christ, born-again by the grace of God through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, you will not fail. You may suffer damage from our adversary, you may fall into temptation for a season, inflicting that temporary uselessness upon yourself for a time, you may of your own free will determine not to serve, and as the prodigal son did, seek another path, but if you belong to the Lord Jesus Christ the wounds will be healed, the temptations will be defeated, and you will either return to the Father or the Son will come and find that lost sheep you became for a time.
You will not fail.
There are no failures in the Kingdom of the Living God, nor are there any today on the narrow path there that will fail to arrive into His glorious presence.
“That the saying might be fulfilled, which he spake, Of them which thou gavest me have I lost none.” (John 18:9)
We are just as much a gift, if you will, from the Father to the Son as those He was speaking of that night, we are hid in Christ, “For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.” (2nd Cor. 5:21)
There is a measure of faith given to each of us and that measure is the full amount that you need to perform the tasks for His glory that have been set before you, not one member of the body of Christ will fail at their task, for it is the Holy Spirit that empowers us to complete what has been given us to accomplish. We may feel as if we are failures at times, when we know we should have spoken to that person, when we hear a great orator expound upon the Scriptures, when we read the Scriptures or books written by other members of the body and cannot accomplish those same deeds ourselves, but I set this before you, if you need a plumber do you search for an electrician? If your vehicle needs repairs, do you take it to the local grocery store?
“But one thing is needful: and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her.” (Luke 10:42)
If you feel like a failure, stop, today, right now. God does not choose the qualified, He qualifies the chosen. When we judge ourselves against others, there are only two paths available to us, that of pride or of failure.
“Jesus saith unto him, If I will that he tarry till I come, what is that to thee? follow thou me.” (John 21:22)
Study to show yourself approved, grow in the grace and knowledge of the Lord, but do not seek to be that which you know you have not been called to be, do not try to be more than what He has called you to serve Him as. Hone the talents He has blessed you with, refine the gifts given to you, be the best you can possibly be with what He has chosen you to be.
Have you ever considered that Martha may have been one of the finest cooks in all Israel at that time?
You will not fail if you trust in the Lord, if you diligently apply yourself to the work set before you.