In this world of “me first” … “I know best” … and “it’s all about me” living, servanthood is not esteemed nor embraced. Servanthood is actually looked down upon and thought to be a weakness not a strength.
Not so in the Kingdom of God.
“But Jesus called them to Himself and said, “You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them and their great men exercise authority over them.
“It is not this way among you, but whoever wishes to become great among you shall be your servant,
“And whoever wishes to be first among you shall be your slave;
“Just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve and to give His life a ransom for many.” – Matthew 10:25-28
The message to the disciples of Jesus in the 21st. Century remains the same. If you want to be great in the Kingdom of God, learn how to serve somebody. Every day.
Let someone else go first in traffic.
Pay for someone’s coffee in the drive-through line.
Volunteer to clean the bathrooms at church.
Do the dishes. Wipe the counter. Fold the laundry. Sweep the floor.
Take a meal to a friend.
Slip a $20 bill to a young family.
Shovel your neighbor’s driveway or mow their yard.
If your heart’s desire is for 2013 to be the GREATest year of your life, you will lay down your own agenda, your opinions and your sense of entitlement and learn the nobility of serving others. It is, after all, what Jesus would do.