[From the archives.]
I always knew there must be a more talented and better looking me if only I could find him. Now I have, although he’s not me. Meet Tim Fall:
Actually, I already knew there was an actor named Tim Fall, with his own IMDB page and everything. I bet there have been a bunch of people with my name but this one looks to be in my generation and frankly I love his personal quote on his IMDB bio page:
“I’m really an actor just waiting for my big break as a waiter.”
This article was going to be about how I don’t need to be more talented or better looking by the world’s standards, because God looks at the heart and not outward appearances. (1 Samuel 16:7.) Then I realized that Tim’s personal quote is much more worthy of discussion.
How many of us are hoping to succeed, waiting for our ship to come in, or just wondering when we’ll finally grow up? I think I’ve discovered, though, that what I should really be waiting for is my big break as a waiter.
You see, Jesus said that being a servant is awesome. In God’s kingdom, servant-hood is the mark of true success. No one gets to the top by striving for the top. Instead, it’s by serving that you really make it in God’s kingdom:
Sitting down, Jesus called the Twelve and said, “Anyone who wants to be first must be the very last, and the servant of all.” (Mark 9:35.)
Jesus called them together and said, “You know that those who are regarded as rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their high officials exercise authority over them. Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be slave of all. For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” (Mark 10:42-45.)
So now I’m waiting for my big break as a waiter. Truth be told, Jesus has already given me that break. And I get to serve in his kingdom forever.
I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God … (Psalm 84:10.)