S – E – R – V – E
“Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made…Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God – children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God.” John 1:3, 12-13
God is the creator of all things which means He is the creator of each of us. He has molded our physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual being to be unique. In addition to being our creator He has also offered each of us the opportunity to be adopted, to be born of Him. This birth is necessary because sin has tainted our being and caused a break in our relationship with God. When we ask to be forgiven and to become God’s child, He begins the process of taking His original creation that has been tainted by sin and making us into the person He wants us to be. A part of God molding us into a unique being is making us unique as a servant leader. No two of us is exactly alike…not our strengths or weaknesses, not our talents or personalities.
If we want to be effective followers of Christ and effective servant leaders then we have to take the time to learn some things about ourselves. Here are some key components to being both an effective follower and servant leader:
S – Spiritual gifts – We each need to know what our spiritual gifts are and then take action to develop those gifts for use by God.
E – Experiences – Our individual experiences enable us to grow and to be able to minister in unique ways.
R – Relational Style – God uses our personalities, strengths and weaknesses as we serve Him.
V – Vocational Skills – The skills we learn in our vocations can be used by God to serve others.
E – Enthusiasm – Passion is a key component to being a truly effective servant leader.
Take some time today to evaluate your own life based on these five components. Ask God to show you how He wants to use you to serve others based on who He has made you to be.