Most Fridays, I join Kate Motaung for Five Minute Friday. One word prompt. Five minutes. No editing. Lots of women. All of us writing on that same word.
Today the word prompt is … Same.
I see the prompt and ask myself, “Who do I want to be the same as? Who is it that I would want to be identical to?”
It is truly a hard question to ask of oneself. We grow up often being told to be ourselves. There’s only one of us. Be the best you that you can be.
Yet, the world and those around us, will try to squeeze us into its mold.
And so, when I asked myself the question, only one answer came to mind:
“You must have the same attitude that Christ Jesus had.” (Philippians 2:5, NLT)
Christ had an attitude of humility, of obedience to the Father, of serving.
Christ was selfless; genuinely caring for those around Him.
He emptied Himself to come down to our level, not making anything grand of Himself. No platform. Not worrying about numbers. Serving whomever was around and in need.
He did not cling to His “rights”. He laid everything aside to be with those the Father put before Him.
This same attitude needs to be evident in my life.
Loving all peoples.
Thinking less of me and more of Him.
“It’s not great talents that God blesses, but great likeness to Jesus.”
(Robert Murray M’Cheyne)
May I desire to be the same as Jesus.