“Only people who are secure in who they are and in what they have are fully free to choose the role of the servant. Only people who know beyond all doubt that they have God’s approval can cast aside bondage of seeking people’s approval. Only those who are at peace knowing that it is God who has given them what they have and that no mortal can take it away from them are fully free to give away what they have.” The Blessed Church – Robert Morris
“Right here we must see the difference between choosing to serve and choosing to be a servant. When we chose to serve, we are still in charge. We decide whom we will serve and when we will serve. And if we are in charge, we will worry a great deal about anyone stepping on us, that is, taking charge over us. But when we choose to be a servant, we give up the right to be in charge. There is great freedom in this. If we voluntarily choose to be taken advantage of, then we cannot be manipulated. When we choose to be a servant, we surrender the right to decide when we will serve. We become available and vulnerable.
Consider the perspective of a slave. A slave sees all of life from the viewpoint of slavery. He does not see himself as possessing the same rights as free men and women. Please understand me, when this slavery is involuntary it is cruel and dehumanizing. When the slavery is freely chosen, however, everything is changed. Voluntary servitude is a great joy.” Richard Foster
Jesus came to be an example to us. He was the servant of all…
Mark 10:45 – “For even the Son of Man came not to have service rendered to Him, but to serve, and to give His life as a ransom for many.” (AMP)