Jesus did not come to have servants but to be a servant. He was always looking out for ways to serve men and to relieve them of challenges. He came to give hope to the hopeless . not having the desire to be honoured and served. He gave Himself wholeheartedly to the task of meeting the needs of others, without anticipating any form of honour. All He was passionate for is for men to be brought out from the challenges to which they were plunged, setting them on the platform of glory to which they had been ordained. Acts 20:24. As a Christian, does this character define you?
Our work will live beyond us. We will surely be remembered for what we have done or failed to do. The measure of our worth is revealed by the impact we make in the lives of others. Jesus went to great lengths to reach out to men for God. And now, God is looking for a man that is willing to sacrifice himself for the eternal good of others. As instruments in God’s hands, we have been orsdained for good works. Will we yield ourselves to God to be relevant in reaching out to men? Will we look for every available means to bring the Gospel to men; not minding the cost or who takes the honour? Solemn thought!
Are we effective in the hands of our Maker? Is he free to use us to meet the deepest need of our neighbour, our friend or the less-priviledged? Or do we not know that it is to this end that we are created – to glorify God, not ourselves? We might have inadequacies; but they are means to draw us closer to God so that we will not glory our own strength but in God alone. This will keep us humble before Him and men.