Walking with Christ and being a good servant is vital to the role we have. Not giving up on hope and faith in our Lord when you are facing a difficult time or season in your life shows others that you stand firmly in place on God’s word that he will be there for you.
Therefore, since God in his mercy has given us this new way or ministry. we never give up. We reject all shameful deeds and underhanded methods. We don’t try to trick anyone or distort the word of God. We tell the truth before God, and all who are honest know this. 2 Corinthians 4:1-2 NLT
If you are truly a servant of the Lord then set a good example to all. In seeking to develop a servant’s heart, Christians naturally face the opposing forces of the world, the flesh, and the devil, all of which are directed toward promoting selfish concerns and especially the pursuit of significance. Even when engaged in religious or humanitarian works, selfish pursuits can so easily come to the surface. While there are undoubtedly many reasons for this, here are a few fundamental concerns that come to mind.
- People are serving others from their own need for approval or for significance.
- People need to identify and work toward serving the “real needs” of others and not their own.
- Not obeying the word according to the perspective of eternity, having eternal goals and values.
Learning to live as a servant naturally begins by following the Lord Jesus. As believers who are to follow in the steps of our Savior, it is important that we focus on Him because He was and is the epitome of humility, maturity, and leadership. That which most uniquely characterized Him was servanthood. Even now, though seated at the right hand of the Father as the glorified Lord, He continues to minister to us as our Advocate and Intercessor and Head of the body of Christ.