There is nothing ignoble in simply being what God has called you to be, however small or large, plain or beautiful it may seem to human sight. “Use me as an instrument for Your salvation, Lord, however you will” is a good prayer. It’s a freeing prayer, too.
Spurgeon said that at the Last Supper there was a chalice for drinking wine and a basin for washing feet, and maybe you’re the chalice and he’s the basin. But, he said, let the basin be the basin, and let the chalice be the chalice.
You and I don’t have to sweat it out trying to earn our identity. The blood will rinse off our pride if you and I will let it; we are free to humble ourselves and just enjoy Jesus, His church, and serving His people. Whatever service for the Kingdom you’ve been truly called to, find a way to do it and do it.
The Kingdom of God is an ego graveyard.
There are no alpha males here. After all, it’s wolves that have alphas and betas, and we’re all sheep in this economy; different heights and colors, maybe, but sheep all. Or, to paint with a different metaphoric brush, none of us have to be the head of this body; she already has One.
This ain’t Hollywood, brother. Nobody has personal assistants and nobody’ll be comparing accolades. Here, we’re all slaves and all sons, and we work from acceptance, not for it.
You and I have been adopted to be things, all for love and for the glory of Another.
So let’s be them.