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What is real leadership? According to Jesus, a leader is the servant of all.
When Jesus came to the earth, He came disguised as a servant. He came as an ordinary person. The Bible teaches us in Isaiah that He was so ordinary you would have walked right past Him and never noticed Him. He could have come looking any way He wanted. But He came to serve — no pomp, no ceremony — as a baby born in a barn. That should tell us a lot about how we should live.
So many today excuse themselves from truly serving, as if it’s beneath them. Their station, status, or wealth somehow determines whether they serve or not. But if we want to be like Jesus, Who is the King of all kings — God Himself — then we must humble ourselves and serve. Serve God by serving others. The Church is the place Jesus established where you can serve others.
It’s amazing to me that Jesus said, “The greatest among you must be a servant” (Matthew 23:11 NLT), and yet we excuse ourselves. We say we are too busy living life — too busy with our career, too busy getting an education, too busy making money.
Live life but serve.
Get a career but serve.
Get an education but serve.
Make millions of dollars but serve.
Be busy but serve.
Take care of your family but serve.
No matter what we have accomplished, or our status in life; if we are going to be more like Jesus, we must serve.
Just a thought,
Published on Monday, January 16, 2017 @ 10:05 PM CDT
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