From my earliest remembering’s, I felt I was destine to do great things in life. I strove for greatness, constantly looking for significance in my life, trying to understand who and what I was suppose to be.
My belief would lead to years of ‘experimentation’ that nearly cost me my soul. I would finally surrender to the Lord and give control of my life to Him. I had built many good things during those years, just for the wrong reasons. I did them to glorify me instead of Him.
I knew the day I surrendered, there would consequences for my actions from my past. I know of no biblical figure that did not have to deal with the circumstances of their sin. The process was painful and would break the last of my old self. Am I still a work in progress, yes. I am eternally grateful for His love, mercy, guidance and patience.
Does the Lord have great things planned for your life? Yes, but first you must humble yourself and become a servant to those around you. Once you have learned how to serve with pure motives, then the Lord can start to mold you into the person He created you to be.
by Os Hillman
“Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be your slave – just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many” (Matt 20:26-28).
A rider on horseback, many years ago, came upon a squad of soldiers who were trying to move a heavy piece of timber. A corporal stood by, giving lordly orders to “heave.” But the piece of timber was a trifle too heavy for the squad.
“Why don’t you help them?” asked the quiet man on the horse, addressing the important corporal.
“Me? Why, I’m a corporal sir!” Dismounting, the stranger carefully took his place with the soldiers.
“Now, all together boys – heave!” he said. And the big piece of timber slid into place. The stranger mounted his horse and addressed the corporal.
“The next time you have a piece of timber for your men to handle, corporal, send for the commander-in-chief.”
The horseman was George Washington, the first American president.
Whenever someone mentions your name does the word “servant” come to their mind? Jesus modeled servant-hood to twelve young men and changed the world. If you want to see others become servants you must model it yourself. George Washington was a great example of a Christian leader who was a great soldier and servant to those he led. No wonder God used this great servant to establish a new nation.
Moses was also a great leader of men. The Bible says that Moses was the most humble man on earth. That is why God could use him to lead hundreds of thousands out of slavery into the Promised Land.
Pray that God makes you a great humble servant leader of others.