Many of us are not wealthy and we have little influence or status in this world. I’m sure that we have wished our lives were different and that we had more earthly advantages…I know I have. That thought came again to my mind as I was studying the 20th chapter of Matthew where Jesus said to His disciples, “Whoever wants to be a leader among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must become your slave.” Matthew 20: 26-27,
I realized what He was saying was that the greatest people in God’s Kingdom are those who have servants’ hearts, not those with worldly power, money or influence. “Let the brother of low degree rejoice in that he is exalted.” James 1:9
Upon reading Jesus’ words, we can feel very liberated in knowing that we don’t have to worry about impressing others with money or prestige. His words bring the hope that we can indeed influence people, but in ways that have nothing to do with this world.
We can count ourselves blessed and even grateful that God saw fit to make us “lowly” in the eyes of the world. I know He sees us much differently when we decide to cultivate a servant’s heart.
Heavenly Father, I pray for a servant’s heart that I might be about your business. Thank You for Your Word and for the Holy Spirit who lives in me bringing power and understanding that I may apply it to my life. In Jesus’ Name, Amen