Have you ever been asked to do something in the church that you didn't really want to do?
Such as, cleaning up a mess that someone else left, suddenly had to fulfill the role of "volunteer plummer"
Or even had to teach that class that no one will teach because they're afraid to accept a "challenge".
Sound familiar? Yes, I'm talking about becoming a servant for the kingdom of God, So roll up your sleeves and let's get down to business here!
What do you have to do to grow a servants heart? It can be very simple really, If you desire to help people that's one good thing, if you are passionate about a certain field of ministry that's awesome! But sometimes before one can do what they desire to do they must do things in the area's that require someone! that's the first test of becoming a servant and the steps of growing a servants heart!
I remember when I first had do something that I knew I wasn't called to But my heart was heavy for the position that needed to be filled, So what did I do? I rolled up my sleeves, Took a deep breath, And said Okay Lord, I accept this challenging task, even though I may not be called to it as a main ministry I promise I'll do my best, as long as you do the rest Lord! It was hard at first to learn the rhythm of this new ministry that was placed before me, In many ways it was like learning a new and difficult song..It simply took a lot more practice and a lot of patience! When you work in any area involving children, whether it's in a church or school, You must remember to have patience and remember that It's not about you..It's about finding a way to reach each child so that they may learn to their best ability. It's harder to reach them at times but when you finally do..it's the greatest feeling in the whole world, I must say from experience! There's just something about making it past that point and when you do, you know that they are growing to love and to respect you as a teacher!
Now let's move on to the next part, When we are obedient to God by fulfilling this call in the ministry and we get used to the task of serving, You suddenly become passionate about the ministry you're in, even though it's not your main ministry, It is however a calling that becomes a part of you!
To truly have a servants heart I believe that you must first develop an understanding in the place you're serving in, Second I believe that you develop a special bond and have a heart for the people that you're teaching, third I believe that this is the most important part..You must remember why you're doing this and that you are only the vessel, you must remain Humble and keep a heart that would admit any wrongs if you do forget these things, We will all fail at one point in some way but remember to have a good attitude and have a teachable spirit while you're serving and don't give up, keep going with it!
Lastly, you not only need to put your hands to work for the kingdom of God, You need to put your whole Heart into it as well! When they cry, it should move you to cry! When they are glad because of their accomplishments, You should want to rejoice with them! When they are lost and cannot figure it out, It's your place to help them to find their way through that problem! It's about becoming Selfless and willing to rise up to do what needs to be done!
This to me is what it means to have a servants heart, You truly become so passionate for a new found ministry and you begin caring toward others in the name of Jesus Christ! Jesus was a servant to others and We must begin to care as Jesus cared for others! That to me is the whole point!
I'll leave you with a verse to study this week as you seek the Lord that you would develop a servants heart.
(Ephesians 6:5-7) "Servants, be obedient to them that are your masters according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in singleness of your heart, as unto Christ; Not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; But as the servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart; With good will doing service, as to the Lord, And not to men."