What exactly is servant-hood? Servant-hood is the condition or state of being a servant to others, ministering to others rather than serving ourselves. It means willingly giving of ourselves to care for others and to do whatever it takes to accomplish what is best for others!
However, when serving others and their needs, if the underlying motive and goal is some form of self love, like to gain the praise of others for the services rendered, then that service is in reality terribly hypocritical. This type of service is really aimed at serving selfish motivations, usually in the empty pursuit of personal significance through something like praise, power, or status.
“Don’t do anything from selfish ambition or from a cheap desire to boast; but be humble towards each other, never thinking you are better than others. And, look out for each other’s interests, not just for your own,” Philippians 2:3-4.
~ Mary Lindow ©
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|Mary Lindow has a passion for encouraging others in all generations and careers or vocations to live and express excellence through personal integrity, healthy accountability, and wise management of talents and skills. She is a sought after keynote inspirational and humorous speaker and teacher throughout the United States internationally in Ministers conferences, International Spiritual leaders Conferences, and in National and International training seminars for various organizations.|