"May I have your hat when you leave?" my host asked politely."Oh, certainly!" I replied. The unusual request surprised me a bit, but I was forewarned that it was a culturally accepted practice here. "Sure, you can wear my hat, but can you think like me?" I tried to humor him. To wear one's hat implies to have the same attitude or the thinking process in this man's culture.

Jesus most likely wore no hat, but the apostle Paul insisted that all believers "wear Jesus' hat":

Your attitude should be the same that Christ Jesus had. Though he was God, he did not demand and cling to his rights as God. He made himself nothing; he took the humble position of a slave and appeared in human form. And in human form he obediently humbled himself even further by dying a criminal's death on a cross. (Philippians 2:5- 8 NLT)

Many of us have several different roles that we play. Some of these roles even come with quite impressive titles. Yet one hat we need to wear all the time, and the most important role we live, involves "wearing Jesus' hat."

Though this "hat" is invisible, our servant attitude and humility should be plainly demonstrated to all around us. The humility of Christ brought Him down to us and took Him up to the Cross for us. He gave up the glory, the prestige, and the security of heaven to be one of us.

Paul insisted that all believers "wear Jesus' hat.
How will others know I wear His hat?

When they can count on me to serve them as Jesus did!