Having a Servant’s Heart

As believers, we should put ourselves last and other first. We should be giving, helpful, and we should not expect anything in return. We should have a servant’s heart and be willing to serve others in any way possible. There are people in this world who have nothing, but if we go out and help in any way we can, we would make a difference.

 “I have shown you in every way, by laboring like this, that you must support the weak. And remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that He said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’”” Acts 20:35

The Lord says that it is better to give than to receive. When we go out and live our purpose in life, we must remember those who are weak and are unable to live theirs. The smallest act of kindness goes a long way, so why don’t we show kindness? Why don’t we have a servant’s heart for others?

There are many ways where we can serve others. It can be by giving them a hand, talking to them and showing them that they have someone to open up too, encouraging them, or even helping them financially if they are in desperate need. There are many ways of helping someone out, so there is no excuse for us not to have a servant’s heart.

     “Therefore if there is any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any affection and mercy,  fulfill my joy by being like-minded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind.  Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself.  Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others.” Philippians 2:1-4

We are called to be like Christ! We are called to put others interests before our own interests. Before we help ourselves, we should help those who cannot help themselves. We should not go and do things out of spite or conceit either, for a prideful spirit will lead down the road to destruction. When we humble ourselves and put the well being of others before us, we will be more selfless than we are selfish. 

We live in a time where everyone thinks they are entitled to something, when in all actuality, we are not entitled to anything! People these days are full of pride, narcissism, and then list continues. Humility has gone out of the building, and before long, the term
“humility” will be omitted from people’s vocabularies. 

We live in a world where people do not know who Christ is. We live in a world where people are starving, homeless, cold, sick, and are dying, but so many people are too focused on themselves. If we all took a moment to take the spotlight off of ourselves and onto others, then we would be heartbroken at the shape that people are in. 

When you have a servant’s heart, you try all you can to help those who need help. You do all you can to spread the love of Christ. We need to be like that! There are so many people in this world who can help others, but refuse too. There are people who only think about what they will get in return.

We shouldn’t care about what we get in return! We should care more about helping someone out than getting recognition. 

“with all lowliness and gentleness, with longsuffering, bearing with one another in love,” Ephesians 4:2

We should help each other out in love, gentleness, and with compassion! We need more people with servant’s hearts! As believers, we are called to witness the love of Christ to everyone and to all nations! (See Psalms 96:3 for more.) How can we claim to love Jesus, but we do not love our own brother or sister in Christ?  How can we claim to want to be more like Christ when we refuse to be selfless? 

In today’s day, we should have a big desire to want to serve others, because there are many people who are lost. We must spread the gospel, be selfless, and be humble. Having a servant’s heart could be you working a food pantry, a soup kitchen, going on mission trips, or even giving someone a smile. No matter how big or how small your act of kindness is, do all things in love! (See 1 Corinthians 16:14.)  Do not do something so you can be noticed. Instead, do something because you actually want to be more like Christ. 

 

 

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