This is part of a series called “Devotionals.”
“Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant…” (Matt. 20:26)
Reading this passage makes me think about all of the career positions I’ve held in the past.
Before I re-dedicated my life to Christ and put my identity in Him, I wrongfully put my identity in labels that my work gave me: Senior Director, Partner, Founder, and Co-Owner, etc.
I felt pretty hot giving people my business cards and sending emails with with signatures that held these job titles.
Now – I’m reminded that being a real leader has never had anything to do with rank; but how many people I can truly help. When you solve problems for people, you have influence in their lives and can make a real impact.
Today – when you step out of the house and start your day, think about how you can help a perfect stranger; someone who needs a mentor; a boss, a partner, a colleague, or someone who works for you; a client or vendor; someone who has helped you; someone who can’t help you…anyone, without any expectation of repayment.
Grace, blessing, and compensation are byproducts – so don’t worry about it. Worry about serving.