How to be Somebody

One of the things we see Jesus tell His disciples is this – they are called to be different.

They (we) must be different from the world they (we) live in.  There must be something about us that is different from the world.  While we live in the world and want to show the love of Christ to the world, we must be, well, different.

In today’s passage in Matthew 20,  John and James’ mother comes to Jesus and asks Him to let one brother be on His right hand and the other on His left.

Jesus says that’s not for Him to give, only the Father. But then, He says this:

But among you it will be different. Whoever wants to be a leader among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first among you must become your slave. For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve others and to give his life as a ransom for many.

Jesus tells us, yes in the world, there is a certain way leaders behave. There is a certain way to gain power.

There is a certain way to be important or to have a status.

Not so among you.  That’s not how we operate. That’s not what the Body of Christ is about.

Yes, in the world, fame and money and power and status, these things reflect on who is important.

Not so among you.

You want to be great for God? Serve. Love. Care. Forgive.

Jesus said even He came not to be served, but to serve.

If we want to be “somebody” you want to know how?


Serve as God served. Today, help someone.

Give a smile. A help.  A hug.  A world. A piece of yourself.

If we want to be someone for God, today we can do it. Today, we can be different. Today, we can make an impact.


Serve. Show the love of God. Love as God loves you.  You are vital to Him.

So is everyone we meet.

Today, may we love each other. As God loves us.