I have found that most people think the world revolves around them. It’s just human nature to think of ourselves first…and it’s hard to deny it.
When my Dad was sharing his secrets to being a great salesperson, he told me that I would be successful if I just asked people to talk about themselves. He was right. Most clients love to share. I love to listen. It’s a good strategy.
I think back to Jesus’s disciples. James and John asked for an honored place at His side in glory. As you can imagine, this didn’t go over well with the others. Everyone thought they were special. It is what I love about these men. Ordinary guys living during an extraordinary time…and they are simply clueless about some things.
We all want to be important. We all want positions of power and authority. We all want to be honored. We want it to be all about us.
It is good to know that Jesus wants to give us an honored place in His kingdom.
What a day of rejoicing that will be.