God Measures Greatness by Services, not Status

“Whoever wants to be great must become a servant”. – Mark 10:43.

The world defines greatness in terms of power, possessions, prestige & position. In our self-serving culture with its me-first mentality, acting like a servant is not a popular concept. God measures greatness in terms of service, not status. God determines your greatness by how many people you serve. This is so contrary to the world’s idea of greatness that we have a hard time understanding it, much less practicing it.

Thousands of books have been written on leadership, but few on servant hood. Everyone wants to lead, no one wants to be a servant. Even believers want to be “servant-leaders” not servants. Having the heart of a servant is more important. God shaped you for service, not for self-centeredness. Without a servant’s heart, you will be tempted to misuse your shape for personal gain.

God often tests our hearts by asking us to serve in ways we’re not shaped. Your primary ministry should be in the area of your shape, but your secondary service is wherever you’re needed at the moment. Your shape reveals your ministry, but your servant’s heart will reveal your maturity.

Anyone can be a servant. All it requires is the Character.