“Why can’t you be like Jesus?” Ever asked yourself that question? It’s probably easier to say “What would Jesus do?” than to actually do what he would do. But isn’t that what being a Christian is really all about? I think we all struggle with that cycle at some point in our Christian walk. Let’s break that cycle and start where Jesus did.
Mark 10:45, “For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”
Albert Schweitzer, a doctor who became a missionary said, “I don’t know what your destiny will be, but one thing I do know and I have truly discovered the only ones among you who will really be happy and satisfied are those who have sought and found how to serve others.”
Are you serving others? Think about it? Are you serving your family? What about your co-workers? Your friends? How about your ministry? Can’t forget God in the mix. With all the cares and busyness of the world we live in…it’s really easy to forget about what’s happening around us and focus in on what’s happening to us. Let’s see what Jesus did to become a better servant (Illustrated in Isaiah 52:13-14 & 53:1-7)
- Put God First in Our Lives: We can’t be lord of our own lives. We’re going to have to serve somebody. If it’s not God, it’s going to be someone or something else. Jesus put God first over and over throughout his ministry. he would always take time to pray even in the midst of his busy schedule (and he was preparing to die for the sins of the world).
- Protect My Attitude: First you have to have the right attitude. William James said, “The greatest discovery of my generation is that you can alter your life by altering the attitude of your mind.” Jesus made it a priority to keep the right attitude. Even when he could of complained, he kept his mouth shut.
- Plant Seeds of Love and Kindness: When’s the last time you showed appreciation? Do you thank people for the little things? Jesus always took the time to leave a lasting impression on people with the little things.
- Give Your Life Away: Once we give up our life, we will actually find the life that God has for us. Jesus paid the ultimate price for all humanity by giving his life as a ransom for many.