Sunday, February 27, 2011

Selfless Service--A Key To Greatness!

...Whomsoever will be great among you, let him be your minister; And whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant (Matthew 20:26-27).

Our opening scripture underscores the responsibility of service-selfless service-as a key to greatness!
Today the Lord is letting us know that whoever must be great should be a servant-a minister. Now, the word "minister" as used above is from the Greek word "diakonos" which means an attendant, one who serves or runs errands for others; one who renders selfless service.

You've been called to service; both of God and of mankind. God is mindful and concerned about people more than anything else. Thus, when you serve people through your work, the Lord will be mindful of you and bless you as well. He'll cause everything you do to prosper.

The Bible says there's profit in all your labour (Proverbs 14:23). In other words, when you faithfully render service, you'll surely prosper. You may be a policeman, or civil servant or even the chief executive of a corporation; it doesn't matter the job or business you do, when your goal is to render quality and selfless service, your greatness will be inevitable. Greed has stopped many from serving their nation and people as they should. Don't let that be your story. Don't let the desire for excessive and inordinate gain be your driving force in life. Refuse to yield yourself to such.

Become motivated by the joy of service. Be inspired by the importance and relevance of your job or business towards the betterment of your society. Make yourself needed, relevant and indispensable to your generation by choosing to serve, for that is the pathway to greatness.

Dear heavenly Father, I thank you for inspiring me today to be service conscious, and to be motivated by the dream of impacting others with the investment of my personality. I pray that you'll grant me increased grace and wisdom to serve you and those for whom Christ died, in Jesus' Name. Amen.

Rhapsody of Realities October 6, 2010
-Pastor Anita Oyakhilome

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