18 Mar What Matters Most, Servanthood (Mk 10:45) by Rick Foreman
For even I, the Son of Man, came here not to be served but to serve others, and to give my life as a ransom for many. ~ Mk 10:45
Reflection: Goethe once said, “Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least.” What if our thoughts were not solely based upon ourselves but others? Can servanthood and success coexist for Christians seeking to make a difference? I recently heard someone say that success can be defined by the way in which we touch the lives of others. Yet, we’ve been called not to success as the way the world views success; but to obedience as a witness to others and as an active agent of God’s plan for His kingdom. At times we can become discouraged from engaging based upon how we see others. Ezra Taft Benson shared this amazing summary of how the Lord works: “The Lord works from the inside out. The world works from the outside in. The world would take people out of the slums. Christ takes the slums out of people, and then they take themselves out of the slums. The world would mold men by changing their environment. Christ changes men, who then change their environment. The world would shape human behavior, but Christ can change human nature.” As LIFE Runners, we’re agents of change to be used by Christ through serving and adding value to others. Our actions of love, kindness, compassion, and hope become the things that matter most in today’s world.
Challenge: Take time to reflect on what matters most each day. Realize that the Lord works from the inside out and we can be agents of change by adding value to others. As Life Runners we change the old adage of “What’s In It For Me?” to “What’s In It For Others.” What matters most? Jesus came to serve and not be served.
Inspiration: “Faith is the strength by which a shattered world shall emerge into light.” ~ Helen Keller
All In Christ for Pro-Life,
* Rick Foreman is a VP of Operational Excellence, a John Maxwell certified coach, trainer and speaker, specializing in leadership development and mentoring. Our purpose and desire is to simply help add value to others. You can find out more at www.JohnMaxwellGroup.com/RickForeman.
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