"But many who are first will be last; and the last, first." (NASB)
STRONGS HEBREW/GREEK ORIGINS
"But many who are first (protos: first in time, place, rank, influence, honor) will be last (eschatos: lowest, uttermost, last state, latter end, last in time or in place and temporal succession; last in rank and grade of worth); and the last, first."
Many who hold high influential places of honor will be brought to be the lowest and those who are already laid low and "last in line", will be exalted to the highest place.
As I look all around, I see high and esteemed ones - both in the secular world and in organized religion. It saddens me to see so many grappling to get the top spot and receive their glory and reward in the here and now. Today, willingly take the lower position - exalt others above yourself. God is the exalter, not you and I - let Him be the One to do it in due time.