For the next few weeks I’ll be sharing about The Body of Christ – how we are all different parts but part of the same body (Romans 12:1-8). If you have missed any of the series check our blog posts for the others. I hope you enjoy reading and find some insight into how we all function differently.
The Tongue (The Encourager)
No one is able to tell a story like these people; or sing like, or tell a joke. When I think of these people I think of Todd White. These people also make up a majority of preachers and public speakers. Not only do they represent the speaking aspect of the body but they’re also responsible for the food the body receives (i.e. The Word of God).
– James 3:1-6
There is a big responsibility placed on these people’s shoulders to speak truth to the rest of the body because they are, by nature, very convincing people. I should mention here that another choice of vocation for these people is in sales.
These people seem happy-go-lucky and spend a lot of their time cheering people up but in fact they themselves can be very depressed and it has been argued that they become more depressed than other people. These people love comedy and to be the comedian. Amongst their friends they are the go-to person when you feel bad. Even though they aren’t normally considered intellectual they do make much better teachers (and preachers) than most because they’re so genuine in what they say when they preach, teach or tell a story.
These people also often become writers. They’re writing skill tends to stem from their ability to verbally communicate, so their writing is mostly dictated. Whether they are public speaking or you’re reading something they’ve written they’re are always entertaining and will always grab your attention and imagination. They always remember their life’s tribulations as valuable lessons and helpful anecdotes.
These people are always everyone’s best friend. Although the people they get along with best are people who are way more organised than they are; with money, time and resources. They find their help and input invaluable. Likewise, people who are a little on the organised side need these people’s carefree attitude in their life to balance themselves out.
Absolutely invaluable as a friend, teacher and preacher… These people are deathly loyal and will stand by your side until the end.