1 Corinthians 4:1-2 Let a man so consider us, as servants of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God. Moreover it is required in stewards that one be found faithful.
Servanthood require faithfulness. You have to be committed to be a true servant. You cannot serve two masters. Once there is a split in the mind, servanthood starts to suffer. While serving, don’t allow your mind to wonder around without control. Once a negative thought cross your mind about your mentor, that is the beginning of drawing away from your master.
Matthew 6:24 “No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon.
As you serve under the servants of God, ask for wisdom to be able to serve faithfully. Servanthood requires anointing. Servants of God are human beings, because of the close relationship with them, you’ll also know their weaknesses but the weaknesses must not change how you see them. David understood this while serving under Saul, in the mist of all challenges, he continued to respect him. 1 Samuel 24:5-6 But then David’s conscience began bothering him because he had cut Saul’s robe. He said to his men, “The LORD forbid that I should do this to my lord the king. I shouldn’t attack the LORD’s anointed one, for the LORD himself has chosen him.”
When Moses decide to marry the Ethiopian woman, Aaron and Miriam spoke against him and said things which angered God. There is our thoughts and there is the thought of God. Numbers 12:8 I speak with him face to face, Even plainly, and not in dark sayings; And he sees the form of the LORD. Why then were you not afraid To speak against My servant Moses?”
David is perhaps a perfect example of the weaknesses that the elect can have yet God continues to use them and hold them dear. 2 Samuel 11:2 Late one afternoon, after his midday rest, David got out of bed and was walking on the roof of the palace. As he looked out over the city, he noticed a woman of unusual beauty taking a bath.
Ask God to give you a disciplined mind so that your thoughts about your master are always positive. Sometimes they may deal with you in an unfair manner like Saul did to David. As you serve, it’s not everyday where it will be all smiles sometimes, there will be disagreements but always remember why you met.
When you serve,sometimes you are follow even if you don’t understand.2 Kings 2:6 Then Elijah said to Elisha, “Stay here, for the LORD has told me to go to the Jordan River.” But again Elisha replied, “As surely as the LORD lives and you yourself live, I will never leave you.” So they went on together.
Because of his commitment, Elisha inherited his mentor’s cloak. 2 Kings 2:13 Elisha picked up Elijah’s cloak, which had fallen when he was taken up. Then Elisha returned to the bank of the Jordan River.
Everybody want to be a leader and few are prepared to follow. Matthew 19:30 But many who are the greatest now will be least important then, and those who seem least important now will be the greatest then. Many people want to be served than to serve. Matthew 23:11 But he who is greatest among you shall be your servant.
Mark 10:45 For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.” How many pastors, politician, managers or business people serves the people who are with them. Today instead of serving, these positions gives power to abuse people.
Then I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for Us?” Then I said, “Here am I. Send me!”