Day 34- Thinking Like A Servant

My servant Caleb thinks differently and follows me completely.  Numbers 14:24 (NCV)
Think of yourself the way Christ Jesus thought of himself. Philippians 2:15 (Msg)

Service starts in your mind

To be a servant requires a mental shift, a change in your attitude.  God is always interested in why we do something more than what we do.

Attitudes count more than achievement

Real servants serve God with a mindset of five attitudes

1) Servants think more about others than about themselves. 

Servants focus on others,  not themselves.  This is true humility: Not thinking less of ourselves,  but thinking of ourselves less.

When we stop focusing on our needs,  we become aware of the needs around us.

Real servants don’t try to use God for their purpose; They let God use them for His purpose

2) Servants think like stewards, not owners.

Servants remember that God owns it all. In the Bible, a steward was a servant entrusted to manage an estate.  Joseph was this kind of servant as a prisoner in Egypt.  Potiphar entrusted Joseph with his home. Then the Jailer entrusted Joseph with his jail.  Eventually Pharaoh entrusted the entire nation to him.

Servanthood and stewardship go together.  How are you handling the resources God has given you?

3) Servants think about their work, not what others are doing.

They don’t compare, criticize, or compete with other servants or ministries. They’re too busy doing the work God has given them.

4) Servants base their identity in Christ

Because they remember they are loved and accepted by grace, servants don’t have to prove their worth. They willingly accept jobs that insecure people would consider “beneath” them.

Once you know your identity in Christ, no one can make you feel inferior

5) Servants think of ministry as an opportunity, not an obligation.

They enjoy helping others, meeting needs, and doing ministry. They serve the Lord with gladness.

Why?? Because they love God, they are grateful for His grace, they know serving is the highest use of life, and they know God has promised a reward.

Are you willing to be one of those people!? It doesn’t matter your age, God will use you if you begin to act and think like a servant.

How Real Servants Act


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