"But I am among you as one who serves."Luke 22:27
In todays scripture we might get a little bit idea of where I'm gonna head today. Today I'm gonna discuss about servanthood. How a Christian should react when we are in a ministry.
Due to this era's teaching, leadership has been taught in a very different perspective. We always take leader as someone which is of in full control and also full of authority. Leaders now a days are to govern everything that they could, control everything that they could to lead the group or an organization towards certain target. Truly in some point this kind of leadership is effective in handling certain situation . But, this is not of what God meant as a mark of a good leader. Instead, Jesus himself had portray a very good view on what a mark of a true leader should be like.
Do you know why leaders are elected to become leaders? And who is the ultimate leader that allow their election to be done? In ultimately, leaders are elected to guide and lead us in our life's. In church leaders are like pastors, church elder, youth leader and so on. These are the people that is anointed by God himself so that they will help God in God's ministry by guiding new Christians and also teaching them how to be a true disciple so that in the future they can also be good Christians leaders that will continue on God's work on earth. But what is it should a leader having rather than all that worldly leadership quality that we always see so often in around us?
It is the servanthood quality that God is trying to imply to us. When Jesus came down to earth and at the age he started His ministry, Jesus portrayed a very good servanthood example to all of us. Instead of coming down from the heaven and declare His is God Almighty and send fear and wraith to the people, Jesus He walk a righteous life during His times on earth. He was always there to care about others more than Himself. Jesus was never self centered and He was always going around serving people and helping people with a humble heart of a servant. He does not take pride in His works but yet He give all the glory back to the Father in heaven.
This is the mark of a true leader, serving others that are in need rather than just command and codenamed those who did wrong. But sadly to say, in this world today there are Churches that misinterpreter the meaning of what is a good leader. Some of the Church leader will often take advantage of their authority as a leader and put words of not from God just for the purpose of deceiving the other believers to gain benefits from it. This is a very sad fact to be know.
Because what ever we do in earth is always under God's will and God's plan Himself. And definitely we have NO rights AT ALL to even change whatever God wants to tell us to do. Because mens heart a always deceitful and we can't make the right choice or say the right things without God's guidance and advise.
Philippians 2:5-115Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus:6Who, being in very nature God,did not consider equality with God something to be grasped,7but made himself nothing,taking the very nature of a servant,being made in human likeness.8And being found in appearance as a man,he humbled himselfand became obedient to death—even death on a cross!9Therefore God exalted him to the highest placeand gave him the name that is above every name,10that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow,in heaven and on earth and under the earth,11and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord,to the glory of God the Father.
Through this passage we can clearly see how God expects and want a leader or a servant of God should be. Ultimately Jesus is a perfect example of a true leader. A leader that came down in flesh and walk the earth to show the true and the right way for all of us,
WE just need to remember and remind ourself all the time, there is nothing to be claim for ourself when we did something for God. Because we could've never did it without God's help and God's love for us. All the glory goes back to God which at the very beginning that had forgiven us for our sins and mold us to be who we are now. SO there IS NOTHING for us to claim glory of. We must always remember our role are as servants of God on earth. Regardless we are leaders of churches of just leaders of other things also. We might be the one telling them what to do, but the wisdom to leading them comes from God ultimately. No men can do and make the right choice correctly just by follow their own intuition but not God's advice and guidance.
God should always be the centered of everything, so that we wont take the glory to ourself but to God.
So may we know our true roles on earth are as God's servants but not of leaders that rule others based on our own knowledge. God is the center of everything and only God Himself can provide the right choice and what is the best choice for all of us. All we need to do is to obey God's will and follow the footstep of Jesus so that we can be more and more of a servant leader to the others rather than a worldly leader.