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).