The children worked long and hard on their little cardboard shack. It was to be a special spot….
Where they could meet together,
And have fun.
Since a clubhouse has to have rules, they came up with three:
Nobody act big
Nobody act small
Everybody act medium.
Isn’t that great?! I don’t know where that story originated but I think it makes a lot of sense!
Everybody act medium.
It’s a concept that seems undervalued in our world.
Is this not where all selfishness really lies?
I have an important position so therefore I must be important.
Or I feel like a failure so I could never make a difference if I tried.
Very opposite opinions of oneself but they have something in common…
both are self focused.
For people who feel too big…
Learning that titles are really not that important.
Recognizing our position before almighty God.
We are just ordinary people who fall down and get up.
A life of preferring each other.
Listening to another’s needs without making sure ours are met.
Admitting we are imperfect and acknowledging that in our weakness sometimes we cause pain.
We apologize and ask for forgiveness when we realize we have wronged another.
Giving of ourselves as servant leaders.
Asking the question…
What can I do for you…no strings attached…
What will you do for me?
For people who feel too small…
Recognizing we have value and worth because of who we belong to.
Learning to live beyond our circumstance.
Making time each day to thank God for all he has given us…Name it.
Not envying another position or calling but living out the call we have been given…even if it’s wiping snotty noses or cleaning toilets.
While not pretending life isn’t hard…don’t play the victim either.
Giving to someone else. Giving, no matter how big or small changes something in us.
7 When Jesus noticed that all who had come to the dinner were trying to sit in the seats of honor near the head of the table, he gave them this advice: 8 “When you are invited to a wedding feast, don’t sit in the seat of honor. What if someone who is more distinguished than you has also been invited? 9 The host will come and say, ‘Give this person your seat.’ Then you will be embarrassed, and you will have to take whatever seat is left at the foot of the table!
10 “Instead, take the lowest place at the foot of the table. Then when your host sees you, he will come and say, ‘Friend, we have a better place for you!’ Then you will be honored in front of all the other guests. 11 For those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.”
12 Then he turned to his host. “When you put on a luncheon or a banquet,” he said, “don’t invite your friends, brothers, relatives, and rich neighbors, For they will invite you back, and that will be your only reward. 13 Instead, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, and the blind. 14 Then at the resurrection of the righteous, God will reward you for inviting those who could not repay you.”
Just a little bit of medium living…
In a me driven world.
How about if we give our attention to someone who does deserve to be exalted above the rest?
Taking time to consider shifting the focus from Me
and then You.
How about it…
Not too big
Not too small