Humble or Victim?

I found myself singing this song today… and then the lyrics gave me pause:

I need you Jesus, to come to my rescue

Where else can I go?

There’s no other name by which I am saved.

Capture me with grace. I will follow you.

This world has nothing for me. I will follow you.

Great song. It felt so right and good to sing to the Lord and voice my esteem for Him. And yet, as I reached that last line, I winced.

This world has nothing for me. I will follow you.

How many people have I met who took the mindset that they are not intended for this world and as a result became relatively useless people?

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It’s one thing to commit one’s self to service, forgoing salaries and titles and possessions. The choice to live a life of humble service can be honorable.

I’m concerned with a subset of our self-professing Christian community who love to talk about how this world is not their home, and who ultimately contribute very little to the world – creating nothing, innovating nothing, serving very few, loving even fewer. “This world has nothing for me” shouldn’t turn into a passive isolationist lifestyle. Remember what happened to the steward who buried his talent and dug it up to give back to the master untouched.

By Daniel Dessinger

Daniel founded CultureFeast in 2005, co-founded Mommypotamus in 2009, and writes frequently about self-awareness.

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