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This is a paraphrase of an article I was reading, and I thought it was an important aspect of exploring vocation:

Serving. The question is not whether we are to serve or not. It's clear in the Bible that we are made by God to serve. But what kind of service are we offering to God? Are we serving like Jesus? What does it take to serve like Jesus?

When we serve, it can be out of personal motives. We may want to be recognized. Are you serving because of a selfish motive? We need to realize that service revolves around the people we serve.

Real security comes in knowing our position in Christ. We are loved and valued forever. When we pour out our lives in love to others, our lives are not lost because our lives are held by God forever. Jesus was secure knowing He had come from God who has all this power, and was returning to God, and that's why he could endure humiliation and sometimes rejection.

In John 13:4-5, Jesus got up from the meal, took off His outer clothing, and wrapped a towel around His waist. After that, He poured water into a basin and began to wash His disciples' feet, drying them with the towel that was wrapped around Him. Literally, Jesus got dirty. If we have the right heart and mind, we will not have any problem doing lowly and dirty tasks.

During that time, serving through the washing of the feet belonged to a slave. There is nothing too low and demeaning for God to do. If you serve like Jesus, there is nothing that is too dirty for you to do.

In Luke 22:24-26, there was a dispute among them as to which of them was considered to be greatest. Jesus said to them, "The kings of the Gentiles lord it over them; and those who exercise authority over them call themselves benefactors. But you are not to be like that. Instead, the greatest among you should be like the youngest, and the one who rules like the one who serves."

 

 

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