Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Learning to Serve Others
In review of Mark 10:44 it says, “Whoever of you desires to be first shall be slave of all.”
Whoever wants to be first must be slave of all.
What this means to me:
In God’s Kingdom, I am to set my desires aside and serve others first.
Rulers of this world lord it over their people, and officials flaunt their authority over those under them. But Jesus tells me that with me it should be different. He tells me that I want to be a leader, I must first be a servant and I want to be first I must be the slave or servant to everyone else. For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve others and give his life as a ransom for many.
True greatness comes in serving others. Businesses, organizations, and institutions measure greatness by personal achievement. In Christ's Kingdom, however, service is the way to get ahead. The desire to be on top will hinder, not help. Rather than seeking to have all of my needs met, I should look for ways that I can minister to the needs of others.
Serving is a very powerful thing. When I have a pure motive and I’m reaching out to help others, there is something very powerful about that action. It sends a message to the world that God is using me for His good.
Perhaps I could be helping someone who can never fully appreciate what I'm going. Perhaps I’m assisting someone who can never in any way repay my kindness. That is the very best kind of servant hood. God sees; so I shouldn’t grow weary in well doing.
After all what I’m learning is that God wants to be a blessing through me, but he also wants to be a blessing for me. When I reach out to those around me in their hour of need, God takes note. When I least expect it, He will use someone to touch my life in a very real way.. When I need it the most. That is when I know the Holy Spirit is working on my behalf.
I should not bother keeping tally of all my good works; just continue to serve those whom God allow to cross my path. Do it as unto the Lord, aware that the greatest among us is servant of all. Man may look on the outside, but God sees my heart.
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