What Is Serving Others?
What is serving others when we have also been called to reign as kings? The answer is found in the life of Jesus Christ.
In Matthew 20:27-28 Jesus said, “….whoever wants to be great must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be the willing slave of all – just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give up his life as a ransom for many.”
What is serving others? It is being like Jesus, but can we learn to serve like Him? I believe we can, and we should follow His example of a servant’s heart.
He loved intensely, yet He took time for Himself when needed. He listened to the Father, and did only what His Father said. He always had plenty of provision as evidenced by the need for one of His disciples to mange their finances.
Let me mention one important point before we go any further. I do not believe serving the Lord and others is meant to be completely at your expense.
What Is Serving Others –
Becoming A Loser?
There are some amazing missionary stories of old that are moving examples of servanthood. Other accounts revealed some rather puzzling and sad life stories that did not depict the victory purchased by our Savior’s blood.
What is serving others – losing and getting beat up? We don’t have to utterly forget to care for ourselves, and deny ourselves the blessings Yeshua purchased by His blood on the cross.
He came so we could have life and have it more abundantly. Like most things, there is a fine line to walk in the area of being a servant.
I was a victim to this lie for many years. I felt like I should be worthless, expecting nothing from the Lord. My only thought was to see others being served.
This was false humility at its finest, and was pretty much destroying my self worth. My ability to be a good witness of our Lord suffered. The person He had created me to be was lost. Was this my Father’s plan?
He wants us wealthy, confident, blessed, healed, protected, and like Joseph, having all things redeemed! How do we serve, being a slave to all, and yet reign in life as a King?
What Is Serving Others As A King?
What is serving others while being a king? I believe the key here is to serve wholeheartedly, yet remembering and standing on the victory we have in Him! Here are some helpful keys in practicing how to serve others.
1) We do need to learn to deny ourselves, resist the temptation of focusing on ourselves, and still look to our Heavenly Father to see all our needs are met abundantly.
2) We must learn to listen to the voice of the Holy Spirit, by taking time daily to be alone with Him to hear His instructions.
3) We should learn to be patient with others finding ways to be pleasant at all times, but also know there may be a time to step away.
4) Set out each day determined to be an encouragement to others.
5) While we should not think you are better than others, we don’t have to see ourselves as less than others.
What is the serving others? Jesus mentions one of the awesome results of our obedience to serve in John 12:26. It says,”Whoever serves Me must follow Me; and where I am, My servant also will be. My Father will honor the one who serves Me.”
What an honor it is to serve our Lord and hear “well done, My good and faithful servant”.
P.S. WHAT IS SERVING OTHERS when you are a king? Walking with Jesus day by day. Find out some awesome ways to do this at the link above.