No one likes to play second fiddle; or do they? The second chair in an orchestra never gets much recognition from an audience. They are not the headliner that is used to promote a concert. They might not receive a standing ovation for their part ...
No one likes to play second fiddle; or do they? The second chair in an orchestra never gets much recognition from an audience. They are not the headliner that is used to promote a concert. They might not receive a standing ovation for their part alone. How, then, can anyone be happy playing second fiddle? Most of us are not number one. Most of us play or work in the shadow of someone that gets the attention and praise. How can we be happy or find satisfaction being number two or three? We have to do what an accomplished violinist does who finds themself sitting in the second chair. First of all, they know that the most important audience to be approved by is the conductor. When he gives a smile or a nod of approval in their direction, they know their part is being appreciated by one who recognizes and appreciates their part and values the importance of their role. Secondly, the second chair knows their part is just that it is a part of the whole. Without them, the sound would not be as full. The first chairs part wouldnt be as magnificent unless the second part is played to the best of their ability.
It may be helpful to think of God as our conductor. He is the one whose approval we seek. You can be sure he notices our involvement in the kingdom. In his kingdom, every person is valued and needed to accomplish his purpose. You and I are part of his opus and we must be ready for his cue us to play our part even if it isnt the lead role. When we come ready to play our part to the best of our ability, we all make beautiful music together.
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