Many of us desire to be the star of the show, so to speak. We become convinced that we are worthy and grow frustrated when it doesn’t happen or seems to be taking forever to happen. When we feel our audience is unappreciative we wonder what’s wrong with them and inside wonder as well what’s wrong with us.
Perhaps we need to redefine “star” and while this new definition might not sound as appealing, realize that many of those we see as having everything we want had to first fill these supporting roles. Also, consider what life, or the “show” would be like without these folks in the cast:
- School crossing guard
- Toilet/bathroom maid
- Grocery bagger
- Fast food clerk
- Grave digger
- Garden worker – think fertilizer
- Nursery helper – think poopy diapers
- Waiter/waitress – think fussy diners, dirty napkins, half eaten food
- Telemarketer – knowing how much we love to have them call?
- Bank teller – who gets yelled at by every disgruntled customer?
- Customer service call center for phone company – think of how often you need to complain?
This list could go on, but the point is that if everyone of us insists on the lead role (as we see it) think what life would be like without anyone willing to fill the supporting roles (again as we see it) and remember the words of Paul in Corinthians: “There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit.”
– 1 Corinthians 12;3-5