I was reading in My Utmost for His Highest this morning about Paul’s concept of service. In it, Chambers says, “The institutional church’s idea of a servant of God is not at all like Jesus Christ’s idea. His idea is that we serve Him y being servants of others. Jesus Christ actually ‘out-socialized’ the socialists. He said that in His kingdom the greatest one would be the servant of all.”
His point is that we as Christians should be servants first. Leadership is based on servanthood. If I am not willing to serve, I have no right to lead. We should not look to obtain positions of honor, but to serve first. Obedience to Christ means serving others in the most minimal of details. Do the things that are unimportant in the eyes of most people. That is the mark of a true leader.