God created us as individuals and simultaneously prepared something specific for each of us to do. We are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.
There is considerable fussing and fuming over apostles and apostleship these days. When a topic like apostleship becomes trendy, some who are not really called or graced as apostles—for a variety of unsanctified reasons—try to be apostles. Others, who are genuinely graced and called, prematurely attempt to make their own place within an old religious system rather than waiting upon the Lord to reveal His divine intention for them and their servanthood.
A child, living in a home without the presence of a father does not recognize all that he is lacking because of that void. The same is true with the Body of Christ: The typical believer is unaware of the barrenness of the Body without the apostolic gift.