Are You Called To Play Second Fiddle?

Last night, Holli and I went to Cartersville FBC for their Christmas musical. They had a live orchestra that was beautiful! Any time I hear an orchestra, I think of the old joke that goes; “What is the toughest instrument to play in an orchestra?” It’s second fiddle because everyone wants the attention that comes with the first chair.
In Luke’s gospel, in the first chapter, we read of a man who was born to play second fiddle; his name was John. John’s dad was Zechariah who was a priest. His mother was Elizabeth. One day, Zechariah was serving in the temple when an angel appeared to him and told him that he and Elizabeth were going to have a child and they would call him John. John’s sole purpose was to prepare the way for Jesus.
Think about that; John came into the world to prepare the way for Christ. What about you? God may have given you an assignment that you think is insignificant. Maybe you feel like you are on the bottom of the food chain… you aren’t worth much. Well, you are wrong. It doesn’t matter what you are doing, if that’s what God has told you to do, it’s significant.
Maybe this Christmas you have a job that you don’t really like. Maybe you aren’t the money you once made. Maybe your title isn’t that impressive. It doesn’t matter how much money you make or what your title is, if that’s what the Lord has called you to do then, it is significant and you are significant.
So, has God called you to play second fiddle? If so, it is the most important instrument in the orchestra because, that’s what God has called you to do. John prepared the way for Jesus… he played second fiddle to the Messiah.

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