"Let someone else do that, I'm too important to be bothered with that."
We may not actually say those words but haven't we all been guilty at one time or another of having that attitude? Pride is at the root of sin. Pride was at the root of the enemy's rebellion against God and pride was at the root of humanity's rebellion as well. Not content with being who we were, we desired to be someone we weren't...God. That's pride.
We are called to be like Christ and Jesus Christ came in the form of a servant.
If you think you are too important to help someone, you are only fooling yourself. You are not that important.- Galatians 6:3 (NLT)
We are not more important than Christ but we are important. We are important enough to serve.
On a somewhat unrelated note, one of my favorite quotes: "If you start to thinkin' you are someone of great importance, try ordering someone else's dog around."
Back to the topic of the blog a bit... Two of the ways that the thought of "I am too important to be bothered with that" is disguised is the very simple, "I'm too busy" or "That's not my job." My Pastor pointed out a few months ago that Jesus worked tirelessly, yet He was never "too busy" to help someone. Jesus is King, God, Almighty, and yet He knelt down to wash his disciples' feet.
Great blog topic.
I love that quote!
You bring up a very important point. Sometimes we use those other two phrases because it sounds "better" in our minds and we believe we are justifying our actions. Other times, the enemy is simply covering up the real issue by convincing us that we would if we could... if we weren't so busy.
You are right. Jesus was never "too busy". In fact, the Bible will talk about how there were times he wanted to be alone to rest and pray or wanted to get off and teach his disciples without interruption but then... He would see the people, like sheep without a shepherd coming after him and... he loved them and had compassion on them... even when it was "inconvenient". May we learn to do the same.