If you pour yourself out for the hungry and satisfy the desire of the afflicted, then shall your light rise in the darkness and your gloom be as the noonday. And the Lord will guide you continually and satisfy your desire in scorched places and make your bones strong; and you shall be like a watered garden, like a spring of water, whose waters do not fail – Isaiah 58:10-11.

Servanthood is all about selflessness, the word of God always encourages us to assist and serve our fellow men in love and compassion, doing all this as unto the Lord. In 1 Corinthians 10:24, the word says that no one should seek their own good, but that of others, this is servanthood. One is never really ready to serve if they still have self-ambitions or self-motives. Serving God through mankind requires one to have the ability to put the needs of others (the ones they are serving) before their own needs. Isaiah 58 portrays exactly what servanthood is all about. It says that if you, as a servant, pour out yourself to others the Lord in turn takes care of your own needs.

As servants, God is calling us to a place of selflessness. With love, humility and genuineness God wants us to serve mankind, considering others better than ourselves. He says that if we do so, then our reward will be great [Luke 6:35]. In serving God, one never considers their feelings or interests against those of others. It’s always the people first before me. If you still consider your needs, interests, gains and feelings in the service you offer to the people of God then you are not yet doing it right. See, the beauty of serving others is in valuing them above yourself, pouring out your all to them and not having to worry about yourself because God has that already covered. Servanthood is people-centered which makes it a bit difficult for most servants, therefore we should constantly pray to God for the Spirit of servanthood.

The beauty of serving others is in valuing them above oneself


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