Destined For Greatness
Take a moment to evaluate your position in this life. Think about your purpose. You were created to be deployed. You were created to serve the world around you with Kingdom compassion and Kingdom energy. The Kingdom of God is characterized by a culture of servanthood. Jesus is the foremost example of this king of servanthood. He both modeled it and taught it. He explained to His disciples that they should not look for status or high position. They should not lord it over other people, but rather serve others. King Jesus made this statement: ...You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and those who are great exercise authority over them. Yet it shall not be so among you; but whoever desires to become great among you, let him be your servant. And whoever desires to be first among you, let him be your slave—just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.
Please note: The measure of greatness has nothing to do with position, power or prestige; it is service. In King Jesus' own words, Whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be your slave. Someone who is "first" is the first one whom people call on when they have a need. A person who is "great" may or may not hold a political office or some worldly leadership position, but that individual is seen as hardworking and dependable.
Question: Are people always asking you for your assistance? If that be the case, you should take it as a good sign that you are reflecting the character of your King. If not, it may be time for you to evaluate your behavior and attitude, your work habits and your motivations. Maybe people can tell that you are not inclined to serve and that, in fact, you are rather self-focused. Again, maybe people can tell that instead of reaching out to others, you tend to hold back or even demand services from them. Remember what King Jesus stated: Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.
Matthew 20:25-28 Matthew 5:16