you've climbed the corporate ladder, you've put in your time
you probably have a decent desk and possibly an office
someone's always telling you what to do, though you rarely have the authority to actually do it
but there's something comfortable about the middle, isn't there?
- it's rather noncommittal
- you don't have to make big decisions
- you get to boss around other people, further down the ladder
- there's a sense of entitlement
- and so on
it seems that in our attempt to find this 'american dream,' we've actually bought into middle-management
- noncommittal, making few decisions, bossy, entitled and so on
but this is not what we are called to and definitely not what we should aspire to be
we are called to be janitors (with all due respect)
- cleaning toilets
- gathering garbage
- scrubbing floors
- humbling ourselves
Jesus is a servant, yet God
what is too beneath you?
- cuz there's some toilets needing some serious scrubbing in Jesus' name
may we take off our middle-management ties (pride), put on our work gloves (humility) and serve...because the secret is we're actually kings and queens in God's kingdom.
and get this...those we serve - they bear God's own image, deserving our utmost respect