Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Thinking like a servant

'Servants think about their work, not what others are doing.

They don’t compare, criticize, or compete with other servants or ministries. They’re too busy doing the work God has given them.

Competition between God’s servants is illogical for many reasons: We’re all on the same team; our goal is to make God look good, not ourselves; we’ve been given different assignments; and we’re all uniquely shaped. Paul said, “We will not compare ourselves with each other as if one of us were better and another worse. We have far more interesting things to do with our lives. Each of us is an original.”

There’s no place for petty jealously between servants. When you’re busy serving, you don’t have time to be critical. Any thinking spent criticizing others is time that could be spent ministering.

It is not our job to evaluate the Master’s other servants.'

The Purpose Driven Life, Page 268

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