Called To Be Servants

So many people have the wrong idea of Christianity. A Christian is a believer of Jesus Christ and His teachings but it doesn’t stop at just believing, you must also obey Him. So many people think they’re Christians because they believe in God. (James 2:19-20- Are there still some among you who hold that “only believing” is enough? Believing in one God? Well, remember that the demons believe this too—so strongly that they tremble in terror! Fool! When will you ever learn that “believing” is useless without doing what God wants you to? Faith that does not result in good deeds is not real faith.) Being a Christian means that you follow God and do His will for you life. Being a Christian means that you serve others. (Matthew 20:27-28- And if you want to be right at the top, you must serve like a slave. Your attitude must be like my own, for I, the Messiah,* did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give my life as a ransom for many.”) Being a Christian means that you love others. (1 John 3:11- for the message to us from the beginning has been that we should love one another.) (2 John 1:5-6- And now I want to urgently remind you, dear friends, of the old rule God gave us right from the beginning, that Christians should love one another.)
Romans 13:8-14

Philippians 2:5-11
Our greatest example in this Christian life is Jesus. Jesus never cared about titles He just wanted God’s will done. God’s will for Jesus was to become like man and give His life for us when He died on the cross so that we could come to God. (Romans 15:3- Christ didn’t please himself. As the Psalmist said, “He came for the very purpose of suffering under the insults of those who were against the Lord.”) In order for us to even be a follower of Christ we must first humble ourselves. It takes a humble person to give their life to God. As humans we’re so used to being in control of our own life even when we have no idea what we’re doing. That’s why people don’t wanna go to counselors, go to the doctors etc because we’re such “know it alls” “No I don’t need this or that I have it under control.” When I couldn’t take it anymore and my life was spiraling out of control I literally let God know that I can’t do this life on my own anymore I need you to help me. It wasn’t until I humbled myself that things started to get better for me. The Bible says that God gives strength to the humble and that we need to give ourselves humbly to God. (1 Peter 5:6- If you will humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, in His good time He will lift you up.)
Mark 10:35-45
2 Chronicles 12:1-12

1 Samuel 16
1 Samuel 18:1-16
1 Samuel 24
1 Samuel 26
Time after time Saul tried to kill him and each time he had a chance to kill Saul he chose to spare him. David didn’t care about the people’s praise, he respected Saul. David could’ve easily got big- headed because of the people’s praise but he didn’t. David remained humble and took his place as a servant even though he was receiving praise for being better than Saul. It reminds me of how Jesus never accepted the people’s praise. (Luke 18:18-19- Once a Jewish religious leader asked him this question: “Good sir, what shall I do to get to heaven?” “Do you realize what you are saying when you call me ‘good’?” Jesus asked him. “Only God is truly good, and no one else.)

One thing I’ve learned since I got saved is that title or no title we’re all called to be servants. You may have a title but you're still called to be a servant. Don't allow the title to keep you from being humble. Where you are now is because of God, what you're doing now is because of God. Not to promote yourself but to serve. When you're a servant God will give you access to His power. Serve in humility and God will exalt you and give you favor with people.
Matthew 23
The Jewish leaders and Pharisees would tell people to do stuff that they weren’t even doing themselves. They would do things just for praise from others. They looked good on the outside but their hearts were far from God.

1 Corinthians 4
One thing I really liked about the apostles is that they were humble. They never expected anything they just wanted to preach the Gospel. They were thrown in jail, beat, and killed but they still trusted in the Lord and believed that it was an honor to die for Jesus. (Philippians 1:22-24- For to me, living means opportunities for Christ, and dying—well, that’s better yet! But if living will give me more opportunities to win people to Christ, then I really don’t know which is better, to live or die! Sometimes I want to live, and at other times I don’t, for I long to go and be with Christ. How much happier for me than being here! But the fact is that I can be of more help to you by staying!) That is such a selfless thing to say and I think that’s such a great mindset to have. Have you ever been going through something and you’re just like “man this is hard, you know what God just come take me now, I know heaven gotta be better than this” or something similar to that. That’s just one of those “tired of life down here moments” but then you remember that there’s work you have to do for the Lord.

Matthew 25:14-46
Remember the point of it all is to hear “well done my good and faithful servant" title or no title we're still servants.

(James 2:14-18- Dear brothers, what’s the use of saying that you have faith and are Christians if you aren’t proving it by helping others? Will that kind of faith save anyone? If you have a friend who is in need of food and clothing, and you say to him, “Well, good-bye and God bless you; stay warm and eat hearty,” and then don’t give him clothes or food, what good does that do? So you see, it isn’t enough just to have faith. You must also do good to prove that you have it. Faith that doesn’t show itself by good works is no faith at all—it is dead and useless. But someone may well argue, “You say the way to God is by faith alone, plus nothing; well, I say that good works are important too, for without good works you can’t prove whether you have faith or not; but anyone can see that I have faith by the way I act.”) How you treat others is proof of if you have a servant heart. Also, it’s not just about helping people but doing it with the heart of a servant. We’re not supposed to do things to get praise from others. Remember that men judge by outward appearance, but the Lord looks at a man’s thoughts and intentions. (Jeremiah 17:9-10- The heart is the most deceitful thing there is and desperately wicked. No one can really know how bad it is! Only the Lord knows! He searches all hearts and examines deepest motives so he can give to each person his right reward, according to his deeds—how he has lived.) This is just a reminder to make sure you do things with servant's heart towards God and towards others. Remember that Jesus is our greatest example of being a servant and that we need to follow after Him.