Sometimes being a servant to someone is a hard avenue to navigate but thankfully, as christians, we have the perfect example of what a servant looks like, Jesus. Even when he knew he would soon endure unmeasurable pain, even when he knew he would be betrayed by his closest friends, he still took the time to teach others, heal others, mourn with others, and wash the feet of his betrayer.
Jesus tells his disciples in John 13:14 that because He washed their feet they should go and wash one another’s feet. He was showing them servanthood and commanding them to be servants like Him!
We are reminded again to be servants in Galatians 5:13. “You my brothers and sisters were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh rather serve one another humbly in love.” We should serve to build others up!
When we’re weary, tired, and having a bad attitude Jesus reins us in saying “Hey, do this to glorify me and my name.” Ephesians 6:7 “Serve wholeheartedly as if you were serving the Lord, not man.” Sometimes it is not easy to serve others. Maybe we don’t feel like they deserve it or maybe they have been rude to you. But it makes it a little easier when we know we’re doing it for our Lord.
So let’s focus on being servants like Jesus and we will have hope that one day we will hear our Heavenly Father say, “Well done good and faithful servant…come and share your masters happiness.” Matthew 25:21