S: But not so with you. Rather, let the greatest among you become as the youngest, and the leader as one who serves. Luke 22:26 (ESV)
O: Here Your disciples are disputing about which of them was to be regarded as the greatest (v. 24), and You tell them that is not how it works in Your Kingdom; in fact, it’s quite the opposite. The youngest is one who still has much to learn, and the servant is one who still has work to do; this is what we are to strive to become.
A: I’ve been wrestling with this a lot lately – wrestling with You really. I am afraid to step fully into the Kingdom role in which You are calling me. I don’t know how to be a leader; I feel like I’ve tried and failed, and I don’t want to go back there.
But I know that You are forward focused; if there is need to go back, it is only for my understanding – my development – not to remain there, but to grow from there. Your plan is to keep me moving forward, stepping into the woman of God You created me to be, walking boldly into the role You prepared for me long ago.
Your Word reminds me today that leadership is about servant-hood. A leader in Your Kingdom looks so very different than what the world expects. A leader in Your Kingdom is a servant – one who still has much to learn and work to do.
I’m not afraid of serving; I’m terrified of leading.
But I can serve.
P: Lord, forgive me of my fears. I don’t want to waste this time or the gifts You’ve given me. I want my life to be one that points to You – that brings You glory! I want to be Your servant, Jesus.
It is time? Am I ready?
“For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works,
which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.”
Ephesians 2:10 (NKJV)
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