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Maybe you have longed for greater things in your life. Sometimes we long for more opportunities or greater things. There’s nothing inherently wrong with desiring greater things if your motives are right. And there’s only one right reason to pursue greatness, and only one thing that will genuinely get you there—serving.
We can likely agree that David—the second king of Israel—was one of the greatest men who ever lived. He’s known as a man after God’s own heart!
The thing that made him great was serving. He served his father, taking care of his sheep in anonymity. He served his brothers, bringing food to them on the battlefield. He served Saul, playing music that calmed him in his madness. He served God, taking a stand against Goliath.
David ended up in a great place as a great man because he served. He fulfilled the instruction Jesus gave centuries later, found in Matthew 20:26-28 (NIV) “…whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be your slave—just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”
Serving with the right motives is the pathway to greatness. Jesus taught it. David practiced it. It will work for you too!