Today I will conclude our study of three cultural keys. The first key is the importance of connecting with others. The second key we discussed yesterday highlighted that we are antifragile. Last but not least, Jesus told us we’re not here to be served, we’re here to serve others. Servant leadership is all about other people. Jesus lived life powerfully by serving others. There is a Bible account illustrating this and is repeated in both the book of Matthew and Mark. In this account, two disciples of Jesus were ambitiously positioning themselves in the anticipated kingdom where Jesus would rule. Jesus then called all the disciples together to teach them the concept of servant leadership.
Jesus shared from Mark Chapter 10: “Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be slave of all. For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” From this concept, we can find the immense purpose and joy of finding a need and filling it. If your goal is to learn about other people and show a genuine interest in them, those people will receive real power. These actions show the value of people.
Friend, the cultural keys of connecting with others, being antifragile, and walking in servant leadership, testify that God loves people. Let’s receive and implement the empowerment each component has for us. So let’s serve and mentor people, and give to others in need. You’ll be so grateful as you develop these strengths.