Who is more important, the one who sits at the table or the one who serves? The one who sits at the table, of course. But not here! For I am among you as one who serves. Luke 22:27
I’m a selfish, self-absorbed person who would do anything to get out of serving others:
- Cast vision.
- Give money.
- Teach a class.
- Play music.
God says serving is a great thing. That’s when I make myself less than others, stoop down, and meet their needs without any desire for recognition or payback. Never say, “Okay, now it’s your turn.” Instead, serve. Then serve some more. The greatest satisfaction in serving, or doing anything right and good, comes from doing it simply because it’s right. No strings attached.
When I attach strings, I place expectations on others.
- Expectation is the mother of disappointment.
- Expectation is premeditated resentment.
Because I’m a CEO, I’m surrounded with many people who serve. I can deceive myself into thinking they’re serving me because I’m worthy. That’s wrong! They serve because they have learned the grace of serving.
I want to become more of a servant, to find practical, everyday ways to joyfully serve others.