“The Greatest Example Of Service”
Mark 10:45 NLT
For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve others and to give his life as a ransom for many.
We have all experienced so many times in our lives when we are not servants toward others. We all struggle with the battle of being self-centered and only focusing on what we want in life. As I live my life from day to day, week to week, month to month and year to year, I am saddened not only by watching how others get sucked in to a self-absorbed life, but I find myself also being sucked in to becoming so self-centered so much of the time.
I think about how there are needs all around us each and every day, no matter where we go and how so many people are not coming to know the love of God because of how selfish we have become. We miss so many opportunities because we have forgotten that Jesus calls us to a true life of serving. He Himself gave us wonderful examples of what it means to serve others.
We should look no further than Christ to see the best example of what it means to serve and love others. Why have we become so bad at this? Why have we become so self-absorbed? We are all so guilty and we actually seem to enjoy keeping to ourselves while people all around us go about their lives not knowing God’s love.
Jesus focused His time on building relationships with others and building a family with a group of men whom He devoted so much time to teaching. Jesus really cared about serving and He gave some great examples of what it means to be a true servant.
Friends, I’m not sharing anything new here. What I am hoping and praying is that we all realize and remember how we are called and commanded to reach out and be servants for others. He calls us to get out of our comfort zones and reach those around us, wherever we are. What are we willing to do in order to serve people in our lives each day?
Let us seriously consider how we may turn our focus from ourselves to serving others.