Whoever Wants to be Great Must Become a Servant
A writer’s opinion at heart…
Advocacy on how will you choose your leader. He must be a servant leader.
“Whoever wants to be great must become a servant”
~ Mark 10:43
Nature dictates a part of us which is the ME – FIRST mentality or what we often called self centeredness. Most of us want to be a leader but no one or least wants to be a servant. As the bible says, God shaped you for service not for self centeredness. What makes us vulnerable to things is that we tend to misuse service for personal gain. So there is a thin line with our intention to serve in gaining something for ourselves.
What makes it more interesting is that it is given. ANYONE CAN BE A SERVANT. It requires no special talent or gift or even educational attainment. All it needs is CHARACTER. So this is one reason why we can’t escape or make many excuses? Though it is easier said than done.
3 Key points: (Taken from purpose driven life)
1. Real servants make themselves available to serve
A servant that is ready to jump into when called on regardless of the time, location or even the situation. Real servants do whats needed, even when its inconvenient. Just like addressing on emergent cases you don’t have the luxury to choose your set up, all you need to do is respond and serve.
Being a servant means giving up the right to control your schedule and allowing God to interrupt it whenever he needs to. There are times that we plan ahead of time so that things will run smoothly and less hustle but there are unexpected events that disrupts the whole list and make your day a bad one.
One secret of this is always reminding ourselves everyday that we are Gods servant, so interruptions won’t frustrate us as much. So live life that you want GOD to rule you.
2. Real servants do their best with what they have
Servants don’t make excuses, procrastinate or wait for better circumstances. God expects us to do what we can. Less than perfect service is always better than the best intentions. One reason many people never serve is that they fear that they are not good enough to serve.
What we need to bear in mind is that, almost everything we do is done poorly when we first start doing it – that’s how we learn. I mean there’s no harm in trying.
3. Real servants do every task with equal dedication
Whatever they do real servants do it with all their heart. The size of the task is irrelevant. Regardless if it’s a small or big task. At times we have the tendency to think that big task are more valuable. Actually, no task is beneath you when you have a servants heart. Great opportunity often disguise themselves in small tasks. And remember that you develop a servant heart when your willing to do anything needed.
Those are the three key points that we can reflect upon.
In my part, being a nurse experiencing and being able to witness and serve in the beginning and end of life means a lot. At any point in my life it made me hurdle on things and think more on what can I do for them than what can I do for myself.
I’ll just leave you with this thought that you might be able to reflect and ponder upon.
A motto form John Wesley (incredible servant of God)
“Do all the good you can, by all means you can, in all ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times that you can, to all the people that you can, as long as you ever can”
And that is for sure greatness. Thus, in greatness you become a servant.