“And whoever wishes to be first and most important among you must be slave of all. For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life as a ransom for many.” –Mark 10:44-45 AMP
Many of us want a promotion. Many also want to expand our businesses. And many of us want a job. Please allow me to ask one simple question. Why do you want a job or that promotion? Why do you want your business to expand? What is the main reason?
Yes, you will get money or more money but is it the only thing that drives you? Do you just want the fame, to be seen that you have the power? Is this the main thing that motivates you?
What’s the primary reason for desiring to be a church leader? Is it for the position, the money or for your name to spread? Are you in ministry just because you have the gift or you like the power?
I have a proposal for you. It’s a kingdom proposal. It is servant leadership. It is a desire to serve. It is to put people first. It is to know that ‘I am here for the people and to make people better.’
God requires servant leadership, which mean to serve. You see, in God’s eyes the one who serve is actually the leader. Serving is the main thing and not position, power or abilities. In God’s eternal system position means nothing. It is service that counts. Are you serving? Who are you serving?
Servant leadership is the kingdom of God. It is the heart beat of working God’s way.
Jesus said “But this is not how it is among you” This means others will do things contrary but as for you, His followers, you are to serve. You have to be different. He went on to say that this is what he came to do.
Servant leadership is the hallmark of true followers of Jesus. Know who are you following, the world’s way or Jesus way?
I want to challenge you as you look for a job, as you seek promotion, as you desire to expand your business or ministry. Think big. Think eternal. Think God. Look for an opportunity to serve and make things better. Seek with a heart of servant leadership. Seek first to influence others for good.
After all, this is what you were made for. This is how you show His glory. This is what will remain at the end, the works of your service. This is what will be tested.
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