“Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.” – 1 Peter 4:10
When we give our lives to Christ and learn more about what it means to surrender our lives to Him, we begin to realize that He wants us to become servants to others.
But let’s be honest. Serving others isn’t easy and it doesn’t come naturally.
So where do we start?
- Serving one another starts at home. If you’re married, how can you better serve your spouse? Your family? What about a roommate? Extended family and close friends?
- Getting involved in your local church is the next step. How are you serving the body of Christ? Look for ways to use your gifts and abilities to serve within the church.
- We are called to serve others in our community. This means colleagues at work and our neighbors. It’s showing up to serve in various schools or ministries. We also serve our community simply by how we choose to approach daily interactions with those who cross our paths.
Jesus was radically counter-cultural by exemplifying and teaching a lifestyle of servanthood.
Servanthood goes against everything that the world says makes someone “great.”
It’s putting others before ourselves.
It’s following in Christ’s footsteps, who embodied greatness by humbling Himself to death on the cross.
Choosing to follow Christ means voluntarily surrendering our lives to Him and choosing to live a radically counter-cultural life. While it might go against the world’s definition of “great,” serving others makes the world a better place.
Do you have the heart of a servant?