Greatness through serving
Everybody likes to be a leader, but only a few know that the secret to become a leader is by being a servant. We live in a world where leaders compete with each other by finding fault in the other person. They are trying to prove how good they are, in debates, conferences and other opportunities available to them to speak. It is so hard to find a servant. The great leader of all time, Jesus, said “whoever wants to be a leader among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first among you must be the slave of everyone else. For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve others and to give his life as a ransom for many.” (Mark 10.43-45). Jesus’ teaching is radical in every generation. Jesus demonstrated that servant-hood and influence go hand in hand with greatness. The greatness of a person is not measured by the wealth he possesses, by the position he holds, or the degree he achieves, but by a servant-heart.
God measures the value of a person’s life by how many people they serve and how well they serve them. It is important for us to understand that our life will be defined by how well we serve those whom God has placed before us to serve; our parents, spouse, children, church and community. One of the purposes in life as Christians is to receive God’s love and then give it away by serving those whom God appointed us to serve. We have to make so many choices in life, and the sum of our life will be the consequences of our choices. We can choose, either to be willing instrument God uses to reveal His glory and mercy to others, or to be focusing on serving our own selfish ambitions and ourselves.
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