Tychicus will tell you all about my activities. He is a beloved brother and faithful minister and fellow servant in the Lord. — Colossians 4:7
I am a prideful man. It is so easy for me to actually walk around with an attitude of superiority. Think about it: I'm a pastor. WOW! I mean, I am Jesus Jr in the flesh. And that's a horrible place to think that I am.
In all honestly, God has to constantly humble and humiliate me to remind me that I'm JUST BRIAN (remember Paul's confession of this 2 Corinthians 12:7-10). I'm not above anyone else. I'm not superior to anyone else. I am a fellow servant. Here's what it means to me:
FELLOW - Just like everyone else. I have a specific call on my life, given to me by Jesus. The thing is this: so does every single Christian on the planet. My call is no greater or less than anyone else's call. The value of the call is not found in the activity that is connected to the call but rather the fact that I am called by Jesus for something. The value of my call is found in the value of the one who calls me to it. And the same can be said of every single follower of Jesus.
SERVANT - When it comes down to it, I'm a servant of Jesus. I don't sit in some plush position with a sweet office and special perks that come with the gold membership. I am a servant of the King of the universe. Jesus is the one who is to be noticed. Jesus is the one who is to be exalted. Jesus is the one that people actually need to see. My job: do whatever is necessary to give them a perfect view of the Son of God. And honestly, the best way to give them the best view of Jesus is to get out of the way.