Those who create top ten lists on YouTube or other sites spend a lot of time putting out a tabulation of those at the top of their game. Who’s the finest at what they do? Who’s numero uno? Who is the best of the best?
These are questions we are all curious about.
Ask almost anyone, “Who do you think is great?” and they will answer with the names of top executives, star athletes, incredible singers, or prominent actors. These are seen as influential people—commanding personalities who can have all they want, go anywhere, and do anything. This is greatness as it’s perceived in our society, but there’s another example who changes everything.
Jesus redefined greatness not only with His words but, more importantly, with His actions.
He served everyone but Himself. He was a servant to those around Him. To be a person who helps others is an example of a true winner. It’s more impressive than how society ranks us.
The person who is greatest among you will be your servant. Whoever honors himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be honored.
We need to strive for authentic greatness, not as we tend to think of it, but through the second example of looking at things. Anyone who wants to be a leader must learn the value of service to others.
But that’s not the way it’s going to be among you. Whoever wants to become great among you will be your servant.
It feels good to help people and make THEM feel like numero uno.
God’s Word Mission Society welcomes Dan Nuckolls, a GOD’S WORD Ambassador.