The greatest among you shall be your servant. Whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted. (Matthew23:11-12 ESV )W
Our culture has taught us not to see the connection between greatness and serving .We live in a culture where everyone wants to be king. A lot of people want to be in charge and considered as great. I heard Devon Franklin say you have to learn to carry a crown for someone else before you can wear your own. Unfortunately, some people have the talent to open the door but don't have the character to keep them in the room. Many years ago I learned the importance of having a heart to serve instead of a heart to be seen. My motives were not about putting my abilities on display and more about using my abilities to serve the mission. Some of my best opportunities to follow my dreams have come from me being faithful in serving. Many of you who have been chasing your dreams may be praying, working hard, and putting in all the necessary work. However, you might feel frustrated because you're not getting the results that you were hoping for. I encourage you to begin serving, if it isn't something that you normally do. You should start immediately. It just might make the difference! Find an organization to volunteer and serve. Whether it be at church, community center, or an internship. For those of you who have been serving, but know deep down that you haven't been doing it with the right motives, heart, and attitude, today is the day to turn it around and find greatness through serving with your all.