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4)  Potential exists for others to resent you.

 

Some Miscellaneous Thoughts on Servanthood:

 

1)  Servants have a cheerful spirit.  They look to the positive, not the negative.

2)  They are unselfish with their time and money.

3)  They have an uncanny ability to perceive and anticipate needs.

4)  A hospitable spirit.  At dinner parties they are the ones behind the scenes

washing the dishes.

5)  They are sometimes anonymous.  Anonymous giving can be so fun!

6)  They hunger and thirst for righteousness.  They will do anything to see

honesty and righteousness prevail.  Speak and act the truth.

7)  They are persistent and diligent.  Some of the hardest workers you will ever

have.  Not just putting in their time, but willing to do what it takes to get

the job done right.

8)  Forgiving spirit when they are the offender (Matt. 5:23-24) or the offended

(Matt. 18:21-35).  True servants not only forgive, but they forget.  Their

pride is defeated.

9)  They do not keep records of who did what, and they don’t look to others to

receive the credit.

10) Servant’s are in the minority...We are the salt and the light that is referred to

in Matthew 5.

11) “Christ’s system of leadership proclaims a message fundamentally different

from that of the unbelieving world: to be first, be last.  The key to

leadership is servanthood, vulnerability, crucifixion.  In short, Christian

leaders must be willing to admit and confront their mistakes and failures

rather than covering or denying them.  To be truly Christ-like is to be

fully human, vulnerable, tractable, as the Son of Man chose to be.”

-- Penelope Stokes

12) “Is there a job description for ministers?  You bet.  It’s found in 1 Timothy,

Chapter 3.  The Apostle Paul outlines the characteristics a pastor must

have.  First on the list is that he or she be ‘above reproach.’  The pastor

must also be ‘self-controlled, respectable, able to teach, not a lover of

money’ and have a good reputation.  The point is not that a pastor is

sinless, which is impossible, but that his conduct is such that he can speak

with authority in telling others how to live their lives.”

-- Cal Thomas

 

What I’ve learned:  To keep my eyes open for opportunities, my wallet open for giving, my time open for flexibility, my heart open for availability, and my ears open for listening -- even the unspoken needs.

Recommended Reading:  “Improving Your Serve” by Chuck Swindoll.

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