A faithful committed servant loves Jesus Christ, and strives to follow him. This means that, if he or she were to make any choice of what to do in life, he or she would choose what Jesus would have chosen and go where Jesus would go. I can’t over emphasise the role HUMILITY plays in the life of anyone committed to serve.
Unfortunately for the modern day Christian (Pastors and congregation),a lot of our service is “self-serving”. People serve to get others to like them, be admired or achieve their own goal. When people claim to be committed to serve, and end up seeking to satisfy their own parochial interest, it is called “MANIPULATION”, not ministry or service. Many people who serve in the house of God try to use their services as a “bargaining tool with God”. “I will serve if only God will do something for me”. “Real committed servants don’t try to use God for their purpose; they let God use them for His purposes”. Yesterday, I mentioned that, true and genuine committed servants forget themselves. In most churches today, the quality of self forgetfulness, faithfulness, sincerity, honesty and selflessness are rare. Thinking like a servant is difficult; because it challenges the basic nature of our lives; our dignity, honour, respect and status. Man by nature is arrogant and selfish. That’s one basic reason why humility is a daily struggle for even the hard core Christians. We ought to learn, unlearn and relearn to be humble. The opportunity to be a committed servant confronts us dozens of times a day; where we are given the choice to decide between meeting our basic needs or the needs of others. Self denial is the core of servanthood.
Then Jesus told his disciples; “If anyone wants to come after me,he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow me”. (Matthew 16:24)
The true measure of a committed servant’s heart is seen by how he or she responds to how others treat him like a servant. How do you react when people you are more academically better than take you for granted in the office, church or home? When you are “bossed” around and treated like an inferior being?
The message Bible of Matthew 5:41 puts it this way: “if someone takes unfair advantage of you,use the occasion to practice the servant life”.
To be cont..
Stay blessed always and remember to love someone and mean it.
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Rev. Prophet Luke Luki Barson is the Senior Pastor at Liberty House Christian Centre at Tema Community 25.
He has studied at the University of Ghana, the Methodist University College and the Christian Service University College.
He is currently a PhD student at the University of South Africa.