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What's A Minion

Source: http://penelopo.deviantart.com/art/Minion-207755816

When I showed my daughter the new tagline for this blog, "Motivating minions for the MIGHTY," she kind of liked it, but wondered if it had too much of an evil feel. I wondered, too, since the word is often used for the underlings of bad dudes. So, I looked it up in the dictionary.

This is what I found:

1. A servile dependent; 2. One highly favored; and 3. A subordinate official.
(Webster's Ninth New Collegiate Dictionary, 1983)

So if I'm one of God's minions, that means I'd be: 1. A servant of God; 2. Highly favored by Him, and 3. An official of His government, subordinate to Him.

I can handle that.

So why use it in the tagline? Yes, I loved the alliteration with all those Ms. And yes, it did make me think of those cute little guys in the movie, Despicable Me. However, I used it mostly because sometimes we humans feel our role in the Body of Christ is small--and it might be--but even when small, it is crucial. Don't discount the work you are given even if you don't amass impressive stats. Do what God calls you to do and know that it is good. HE will make it big!

And if this blog encourages you in the great or the small, and gives you ideas for how to achieve those, that's good, too.

Be a minion!

I bet you never thought you'd hear that as a motivating chant :o).


  1. Thank you , this is just what I was looking for. I wanted to start a youth group for my kids and I couldn't think of a name. I was putting away clothes and found our despicable me minion shirts. So I started so word play to see if I could incorporate minion into the name since we love the characters so it would make it fun for them. So far I have (Mercy Minions), (Minions of Mercy), (Gods Minions), (Minions of God), (Minions of Joy), (The Lords Minions), (Mission Minions) any thoughts on a good name?

    1. My tagline for this blog is "Motivating Minions for the Mighty." Feel free to use it. I don't own it--God does, being mighty and all. Call them "Minions for the Mighty", and remind them they serve a powerful God who can take even their smallest of offerings and turn them into something BIG!!!

  2. I recognized that you are favored by God before I even looked at your website! You are a Minion for the Mighty!

    Blessings, Janice

  3. Thanks for the great article! I just wrote a poem about "God's Minion". It is written for a friend who now lives in a care center who needs encouragement to know that her life can still make a difference to others around her. I linked to your article in my poem's post. Check it out here: http://leonaslines.com/2014/11/17/gods-minion/

  4. http://www.jesusisprecious.org/nwo/minions_exposed.htm