Serving God Looks Different

Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.

─ Philippians 2:5-8 ESV

When we think of a servant, what comes to mind? We often think of a servant as someone who works for someone else, a person who receives specific directions set forth by their boss and goes away and performs that duty.

Serving God looks much different than serving an employer. Paul told the Philippians that Jesus willingly and obediently yielded to the Father, allowing God to work through Him, and in that obedience, He served His divine purpose (Ephesians 2:5-8).

Jesus told His disciples to follow a completely different model of servant hood than what they saw in the world. He said, “The greatest one among you will live as the one who is called to serve others, because the greatest honor and authority is reserved for the one with the heart of a servant. For even the Son of Man did not come expecting to be served by everyone, but to serve everyone, and to give his life in exchange for the salvation of many.” (Matthew 20:26-28 TPT).

We must be responsive and open to the Father’s desires for our lives. We must be willing to work with Him to fulfill all He desires to do in us and through us.

As you connect to God, acknowledge Him and adjust your life to please Him, you have unlimited potential.

Today’s One Thing

Do you consider yourself God’s servant? What adjustments might you make today to better serve Him according to Jesus’ definition of a servant?


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