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 Philippians 2:5-8 (ESV)
We live in a day and age where title and positions have taken precedence over our identities. Promotions, degrees, ambition and busyness are all things that we seem to be chasing daily, defining who we are. The American Dream has turned into the American Idol. What do we do when we have reached the top? What are we really striving for in the titles we achieve, and more importantly, what do we do with them once we have obtained them? The greatest ambition we can have is to serve.
Our purpose is so much greater than our position, and our purpose is servant-hood. We see in the character of Christ, that being the Son of God he could have come down and had any position he desired, yet he chose to come and humbly serve those who would eventually turn their backs on him. Service and sacrifice for sinners like you and me, Christ was the prime example for humility and surrender, something we need to strive for daily. When we focus on serving our families, and our communities, and when we have the ultimate attitude of a servant, Christ is ultimately glorified, and that, sisters is the ultimate dream to chase.
God I thank you so much that you came to this earth and humbly served those around you. Thank you for the example you provided, and I pray that for an attitude of humility and servant-hood, so that I may glorify you in all I do. In your precious name I pray, Amen.
Are you chasing power and position?
Ask God how you can serve Him and His people daily.
Chelsi is a Jesus loving, tattooed soccer mom, who’s passionate pursuit is making sure people know their worth in Christ alone. Effected by loss through suicide at a young age, through music, public speaking and writing, Chelsi hopes to bring people closer to Christ and offer the message of a supernatural peace and hope in Christ and Christ alone. Her hobbies are Pinterest fails, dad jokes, and embarrassing her 10-year-old daughter with her solid dance moves.