Serving Isn’t For You

Rebecca Rohrscheib   -  

Serving isn’t for you.
I recently saw an article titled “Marriage Isn’t For You” and was intrigued by it and opened it up to read. As I read it, it became clear where the writer’s perspective was and I agreed with him on his statement. Then, I realized that his idea can also hold true for serving.
Serving isn’t for you.
We don’t serve for ourselves, we serve to build up, encourage, equip, help and disciple others. It can’t have a focus on us. It can’t be about us. It’s got to be about who we are serving. That perspective can have dramatic effect on our approach and our attitude to serving.
The Bible makes the case for it to be to “one another.” It says it many times and in several different ways…serve one another.
1 Peter 4: 10, ESV “As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace.”
1 Corinthians 9:19 (HCSB)  “Although I am a free man and not anyone’s slave, I have made myself a slave to everyone, in order to win more people.”
Mark 10:45 (HCSB)  “For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life—a ransom for many.”
It’s not for you. It’s for others.
And in case you’d like to read the post on marriage that I referenced (and I highly recommend it!) you can see it here.
I really hope that you’ll check out serving opportunities at One Life Church.  You can check it out here and you’ll be helped to find your “made for this” serving role.
It’s for the next generation.