Servanthood implies diligence, faithfulness, and humility. Servants don't compete
. . . or grandstand . . . or polish their image . . . or grab the limelight. They know their job, they admit their limitations, they do what they do quietly and consistently. Servants cannot control anyone or everything, and they shouldn't try.Servants cannot change or "fix" people.Servants cannot meet most folks' expectations.Servants cannot concern themselves with who gets the Credit.Servants cannot minister in the flesh or all alone.Whatever we do, let's do more with others. Ministry is not a solo, it's a chorus.Whenever we do it, let's place the emphasis on quality, not quantity. Excellence, not expansion, is our goal.Whenever we go to do it, let's do it the same as if we were doing it among those who know us the best. Not only will this keep us accountable, it'll guard us from exaggeration. If someone criticizes, don't allow it to get you down. If someone idolizes, don't tolerate or fantasize such foolishness.However long we minister, let's model the Master . . . a servant-hearted and a grace-oriented style. Let's serve . . . in the name of Jesus.