By myself I can do nothing; I judge only as I hear, and my judgment is just, for I seek not to please myself but him who sent me.
If you take your last breath this very moment, could you say with the strongest of convictions that you have led your life the way you intended? The way God intended? Have you treated people as well or better than the person you love the most?
Or does your most prized possession garner greater attention, care, and admiration from you?
Do you treat people as your equal, knowing you all have one Creator? Do you treat people as though it is your mission to serve them? Or do you treat people as though you’re superior, better, more entitled, or more special?
Jesus is the ultimate servant leader. He never had to tell people that he was the son of God in order to get them to follow. He didn’t have to show off or declare his authority over others in order to get them to follow him. He didn’t walk around wearing things that brought him attention, so people would know it was him. He obediently followed the lead of God. He spoke only what God directed him to say.
People followed because they believed what they saw. Through his actions and demonstrations he proved his ability. He didn’t just talk the talk he walked the walk. But he also knew that the only way to build our Father’s Kingdom it would require believers and followers to share his teachings with others, and to help people help themselves.
Jesus healed people and taught his disciples how to heal people. He showed us that we are all capable of following in his footsteps, and capable of healing not only others but ourselves. But it requires us to walk in and through demonstration, to believe fully, have faith in the impossible, and work through our faith to manifest the reality of our future .
We are often times too self-absorbed to realize that this isn’t about us but it is instead about our heavenly Father. Jesus would repeatedly make clear that his walk and purpose was not about him, it was about the One who sent him. Jesus always made it about God, not himself, and in those moments of frustration and fear, he would turn to God for realignment and recentering.
Jesus has shown us how to live our lives and how to treat other people. Jesus has shown us how to deal with conflict and how to deal with circumstances that we don’t particularly like. Jesus showed us how to deal with friends and our foes. He treated all with the utmost respect and love, and served those who would follow or need him first.
Know that you cannot do this alone and that you are never alone, even when you don’t see anyone around. See yourself for who and what you truly are, not what you think you are, or what others see you to be.
Father, my purpose is to serve only one God, and Lord, that is You. Show me how to be the best ambassador and steward that I can be, for and in Your Kingdom.
Please provide me with the resources and the skills so that I might use them responsibly.
Just as Your son Jesus said and knew that he could not do it alone, I know that I cannot do this alone. I know that You will always put the right people in my life to show me the way and to show me how to perform the duties You have charged me with.
I thank You now for what You bring to me today and tomorrow. You have high expectations for me Lord and I want to live up to Your expectations. I will not let fear nor man keep me from reaching my goals. In Jesus’ name I pray to You as Your humble servant. Giving You all of the glory. Amen.
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