May 22, 2018

“Many people want to do great things for God, but not many are willing to do what it takes to be viewed as great in God’s eyes.”

Our “Rise Up” series continued today with Pastor Dylan sharing the sermon, “Servant Leader.” The sermon hit home with me.

I would be lying if I said I did not sometimes dream of situations where other people would notice something special about me. Living in a society where other peoples’ successes are paraded on social media daily, it’s difficult to detect the unseen hard work and humility, let alone apply it.

However, I don’t need another success story to see on social media. I don’t need another post to “like”. What I do need is to open up the Word of God more and examine Jesus’ character. It was through His actions of helping others and bringing glory to the Father, Jesus was able to further the Kingdom. Our Christian calling is just that: Be servant leaders.

Being a servant leader means putting God first, which means putting others first. I must also hang out with humility more. I need to realize that rising up also means stepping aside. John 3:30 is a great reminder that our God must become greater and at the same time I must become less.

Scripture is the best resource to see what it takes to be a true servant leader. God has called us to be like Him and I’m reminded of His astounding character in the declaration from John 15: 13, “There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.”

Becoming a servant leader is a process, but so worth it, if it means honing my willingness to do great things for God no matter what the world thinks. So let the “likes” rise or fall on media posts, let the proclamations for my own name fade out, they’re no consequence; I’m carrying my cross towards Christ’s calling of being a servant leader.

Dylan Robinson - May 20, 2018

The Servant Leader

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Morgan Weatherly

Morgan is a 5th grade school teacher who is passionate about people, reading, writing, and sprinkles on her ice cream. When she's not teaching, Morgan loves spending time with loved ones, learning about new things, and worshipping her King at church or in the car.

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