Having a servant’s heart means putting other’s needs ahead of our own and serving with the right motivation of putting God’s will first. Jesus did not serve others for rewards, recognition or even gratitude.
Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God, but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a servant, and coming in the likeness of men. And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross. Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
- Philippians 2:5-11
As parents, we continually try to teach our children by example in putting the needs of others ahead of our own. Being helpful and taking the initiative to take care of what needs to be done for the benefit of the family are lessons that can take a few years to learn. But patience pays off. Having a servant’s heart is required of true servant-leaders. If more people could ‘see a need, fill a need’ then blessings would be plentiful and prayers would be answered.