For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.
— Mark 10:45 ESV

The whole point of service is to put other people before ourselves. You think about others needs first and want to help them with those needs. If you are a Server, you have the Spirit-given capacity and desire to serve God by rendering practical help in both physical and spiritual matters. You are the person who meets the practical needs of fellow Christians and the church. But that doesn't mean you are meant to just live in the background of what is going on--serving other enables things to actually get done. Ministries can't run and a lot of things can't happen, if there aren't people there to serve. 

In Matthew and Mark we are reminded that even Jesus came to Earth to serve others. He, even as the King of Kings, came to be a servant to those all around Him. And if Jesus was called to be a servant, then we are definitely meant to be a servant. Just because this might not come naturally to you, doesn't mean you aren't capable of being servant-minded. It might just take a little rewiring of your brain. Ask the Holy Spirit to teach you and to give you opportunities to serve others. It also doesn't have to be like giant acts of service-think small too, like buying someone's meal behind you in the drive-thru, or doing your roommates dishes when you know they are stressed. Think about service on a person to person level and remind yourself to take yourself out of the equation. Service means not having any selfishness to your actions or thoughts. So, ask the Holy Spirit to help you remove yourself from service and to only think about bettering the other person you are trying to serve. 


God, thank you for giving us Jesus to teach us how to serve and love each other. Thank you that love is the root of service and that we are so loved by you. God I pray that you would awaken my heart to service and to what that can look like in my life. Teach me how to serve all of those around me. 

- Ashley Gibson