I have a friend who knows what being a servant means. In her life, it typically means doing the tasks no one else wants to do: taking out trash, picking up after others, cleaning bathrooms and extra hours of work.
Things are more often expected instead of appreciated from a servant. A servant must have an attitude of respect, not entitlement
A servant must serve, even when they don’t want to, they are meeting needs of others, rather than having their needs met.
This is the type of position I imagine when I read Matthew 23:11
“The greatest among you must be a servant.”
The position of a servant is not a fun, easy or glamorous one, but it is what we are called to be; for each other and the world. That seems really hard in a world where everyone wants to be at the top!
I challenge you to find at least one situation each day, where you can be the servant. Not to get credit for it or because they deserve it, but to show love to God by obedience to this command.
Amanda Simmonds is a founding plant team member at The Table. For the past 5 years she has also used her gifts serving on the Leadership Team. Currently, Amanda's role is in the operations of The Table and also organizing our Small Group Ministry.