Being a Servant

9:46:00 PM

Many of us want to be leaders. We like the position it gives us and the praise we get. But God sometimes calls us to be in the back round instead of on the stage. Not everyone has the calling or the skills to be the one on top.

"For though I be free from all men, yet have I made myself a servant unto all, that I might gain the more." (1 Cor. 9:19 KJV)
 Paul shows the Corinthians that, sometimes, being a servant is a better witness to unbelievers. And Christ would be the ultimate example:
"But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men." (Phil. 2:7 KJV)
It's easy to get caught up in the praise we could receive from people for the work we do, but we have to remember that serving often involves the little, unnoticed things that never get recognized. But just because we don't get noticed or appreciated doesn't mean we haven't made a difference.  

When we're serving, it's important to have the right heart attitude. If we're serving to be seen and praised by people, we will surely be disappointed. But if we're serving out of a heart of pure love for God and not for men, we will not be disappointed. God is not blind to your sacrifices and will always reward a faithful heart. If not in this life, then in the next.

But we also have to remember not to get so caught up in what needs to be done that we forget what's really important. We don't want to be like Martha in Luke 10, who's so busy with serving the guests that she doesn't have time to hear what Jesus has to say. We need to be sure we have our priorities in order.

Servants usually don't make the news like leaders may, but they're just as important in the grand scheme of things.

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