Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Are You A Servant?

Jesus came not to “be served, but to serve
                                                      (Mth 20:28).

A true servant:

Knows that all assignments are actually from God
Will be quick to volunteer
Considers his assignment important
Takes orders
Does not desire to have authority
Will do what others do not or will not do
Enjoys meeting needs
Doesn’t need recognition
Will voluntarily serve without pay
Doesn’t seek higher status
Will do more than is required
Does not have his own selfish ambitions
Will serve anyone – even those who others don’t like to serve
Is willing to be treated like a servant
Does not seek the “big” and “important” assignments
Will serve with a joyful attitude
Will put his whole heart into each task
Thinks of others before himself
Desires that his master receives the credit
Desires that God receives the glory

After reading the above list I realize how far from being a servant I really am. This list should be something that I work towards everyday. If I could just make this my life goals, I would be a success when I die.

How are you doing as a servant?

Ephesians 6:7-8, “Serve wholeheartedly, as if you were serving the Lord, not men, because you k now that the Lord will reward everyone for whatever good he does, whether he is slave or free.”

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