A lot of times, we look at people or situations and think, “what is in it for me?” Little do we know that the kingdom is what’s in it. Think about the last time someone was a burden to you. Calling, always wanting advice, draining your ear, wallet or peace of mind. Did you ever think that God granted you a gift that you’re to share? Your gifts aren’t for you. They were given so that you may bless others in the way Christ has blessed you.
Maybe you’re great at giving advice, wealthier than the friend needing financial help, or maybe your gift of peace is so attractive to your friend who lives in chaos, that being around you is the best part of their day. What’s in it for you?
Did you know that Jesus SERVED? He came to serve and not be served. This is the KING we are talking about here. The ONLY King that will EVER matter. So what makes us so special to not be a blessing to others with the gifts that God has given? What makes us so entitled that we are inconvenienced so much that we avoid that friend, don’t answer the call or down the window when we see that guy on the corner?
Society loves to preach selfishness. It’s all about “what can you do for me?” Instead of “what can I do for you?” And it’s just astonishing how opposite the world is from the Bible. It makes sense, though. I’m so ashamed of the amount of evil and hatred in this world. It makes me sick how unkind some people can be. I’ve experienced that first hand, as I’m sure we all have. Most people only seem to be concerned with themselves and won’t go out of their way for others, which completely baffles me.
Nobody is perfect, but it really doesn’t take much effort to be kind and selfless. I’m here to tell you today, to go serve someone out there. In fact, serve people every day. It doesn’t take a lot; we can serve others in so many different ways. Don’t follow the ways of the world, because, in the end, that’ll leave you with the hole of emptiness.
Don’t be so attached to your title that you’re no longer humbled by the idea of serving. It’s not your job to understand “Why You”. It’s your job to say, “thank you, Lord, for placing these gifts with me that I might be a blessing to those who need me because that’s a true honor.”
But among you, it will be different. Whoever wants to be a leader among you must be your servant, and
whoeverwants to be first among you must be the slave of everyone else. For even the Son of Man came not to be to serve others and to give his life as a ransom for many.”
Mark 10:43-45 (NLT)
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