Bobby barges into the wedding reception heading for the head table, after all, he’s known the groom for years and anyway Bobby is the man. As the place fills up John, the groom’s best friend discreetly takes a seat at the back table. As the festivities grow, the groom recognises John and calls him up to the top table, unceremoniously kicking Bobby from the table much to his shame and embarrassment. Morale of the story – there’s no need to be pushy, but in due season you will be recognised by others to take the place where you belong.
Don't work yourself into the spotlight; don't push your way into the place of prominence. It's better to be promoted to a place of honor than face humiliation by being demoted. (Proverbs 25:6, 7)