A RUN FOR OFFICE
He wanted to be a nobody. In 1992, a Seattle man running for the office of Washington State's lieutenant governor legally changed his name to "Absolutely Nobody." As he entered the race, he wanted to greet the voters, saying, "Hi, I'm
Absolutely Nobody. Vote for me."
He later admitted that the purpose of his campaign was to abolish the office of lieutenant governor. The man used the name as a gimmick.
WHAT GOD SAYS ABOUT US
The Bible has a lot to say to those of us who present ourselves to others as a nobody. The right kind of humility is healthy.
The songwriters of Israel knew how important it is to see our foolishness apart from God (See: Psalm 73:22, Proverbs 30:2).
Jesus Himself showed us that without God, we wouldn't accomplish anything of lasting value (See: John 5:30; 15:5).
We read a warning in the story of Moses. There's a downside to insisting that we are "nobody" to avoid doing what God commands. Our motives make us into somebody who resists the loving purposes of God.
WE WERE MADE IN HIS IMAGE
We may treat ourselves and others as having no worth. But remember, God, doesn't make nobodies. Like Moses, if we surrender to God, we can do anything God wants or asks us to do--in His strength.
Lord, take my life and make it wholly Thine;
Fill my poor heart with Thy great love divine.
Take all my will, my passion, self, and pride;
I now surrender, Lord--in me abide.
TODAY: Knowing that without Christ, we can do nothing. But, with Him, we can do everything He asks us to do.
Song: WITHOUT HIM I COULD DO NOTHING