Servant’s Attitude

A Servant’s Attitude

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries1 Minutes

How do we advance in our careers? How do we receive the recognition we think we deserve? For many, the logical strategy is through self-promotion and bringing attention to ourselves. Seeking credit for successes and pointing the blame at others for failures are other strategies often employed for advancement.

It’s being sure others know us by name and being aggressive to lobby for the best seat, the greatest rewards. The Bible describes these attitudes as claiming honor “in the presence of the king.”

But the Bible gives us another, godlier model: to have the attitude of a servant in everything we do, to seek to serve God and others with a selfless attitude. We are not to be proud or focus on ourselves but to stay humble. We are always to work as unto the Lord, being sure that He is pleased with what we do and how we do it.

We are urged to remember that “those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted” (Matthew 23:12 NLT). If we humble ourselves before God, He will exalt us (James 4:10).

Remember that others may see outward appearances, but God looks at your heart. Remember to seek first His kingdom. Sow seeds with the gifts and talents you have been given. Be confident that He will provide all you need and bless you abundantly.