“…Yet it shall not be so among you, but whoever desires to become great among you shall be your servant. And whoever of you desires to be first shall be slave of all. For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.”Mark 10:43–45.
Points to consider
- Position is not given for personal gain but the benefit of the body of Christ. (Ephesians 4:11–13, Romans 12:3·5)
- Position is not given to convey the value of one person or part of the body over the other.
- Physical position does not parallel greater value.
- Each part of the body is to do its best to benefit the whole.
What to do to be fruitful in our earthly positions
- Renew our perspectives. We must see ourselves as Jesus sees us by fixing our eyes and minds on Him. We must build our lives on His position rather than on our experience and the titles men have placed on us. (Philippians 2:4).
- Reject being controlled by our past. We must go off the old patterns. We will never serve in an empowering way if we hold on to our old self, our old mess, our old citizenship, our old camps…
- Remember our assignment/purpose. We slip when we lose sight of why God left us on earth. Our mission is to participate in God’s redemptive plan for the world. When we embrace God’s agenda, we receive His power to serve. (Ephesians 3:7–13).
“If then you were raised with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God. Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth.”Colossians 3:1-2.
We will carry out our earthly assignments and serve in our earthly positions better if we appreciate and accomplish our God-given purposes. Your purpose is God-given to be a co-worker with Him in His Kingdom. When you mind kingdom business you experience incredible growth and fruitfulness in all facets of life.
We shouldn’t place a great value on our earthly positions; our heavenly position has greater value. Our heavenly position empowers us to serve better in our earthly positions. Amen!
May God give us more grace to serve.