_Yet is shall not be so among you; but whoever desires to become great among you shall be your servant._ Mark 10:43
If you desire to be used of God you should never get to the place where you are too big to do the small things or too small to do the big things. You must not entertain inferiority complex neither should you be arrogant.
We cannot get to the place that we are too big to do the small things if we want God to exalt us. Some Christians have the attitude that their position excuses them from doing some work that they consider menial. But the Bible is very clear that those who want to be leaders must be willing to be servants.
The law of sowing and reaping works for masters and servants alike. Get lifted up by pride, and you are destined to fall. If you are unteachable, you open the door to deception. Paul wrote that we should not think of ourselves more highly than we ought. If we begin to think we are better than others, problems begin. Determine to keep a humble heart and think soberly about yourself; in time, God will exalt you.
• Examine your heart. Do you tend to think more highly of yourself than you ought, or do you sell yourself short?
• Seeing yourself as God sees you – nothing more and nothing less – is a great step toward maturity, and it will go a long way in making you a valuable servant. When God knows that He can trust you to have the proper view of yourself, He will be able to trust you with greater responsibility.
*Prayer:* _Lord, give me a heart of a humble faithful servant to serve You all the days of my life._
*Scriptural Reading:* Mark 10:35-44
35 Then James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came to Him, saying, “Teacher, we want You to do for us whatever we ask.
36 And He said to them, “What do you want Me to do for you?
37 They said to Him, “Grant us that we may sit, one on Your right hand and the other on Your left, in Your glory.
38 But Jesus said to them, “You do not know what you ask. Are you able to drink the cup that I drink, and be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with?
39 They said to Him, “We are able.
40 but to sit on My right hand and on My left is not Mine to give, but it is for those for whom it is prepared.
41 And when the ten heard it, they began to be greatly displeased with James and John.
42 But Jesus called them to Himself and said to them, “You know that those who are considered rulers over the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great ones exercise authority over them.
43 Yet it shall not be so among you; but whoever desires to become great among you shall be your servant.
44 And whoever of you desires to be first shall be slave of all.
45 For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.