Who is this for?

I was recently at a conference in North Carolina called All Access.  It was a fantastic conference with a lot of great speakers and pastors.  As the conference was winding down on the last day a pastor named Stovall Weems said something profound that has been messing with me since.  He said:

“Are we leaders who serve or are we servants who get the opportunity to lead?”

This has been a quote that has kept me up at night.  I am constantly asking myself  “Which am I?”.  I know that for me, I find myself being a leader who serves because that is what I am suppose to do.  I want so bad to be a servant of Christ who because of my faithfulness as a servant I am presented the opportunity to lead.  Jesus said it best when he said “The son of man came not to be served but to serve by dying on the cross as a ransom for many.”

  • Why is this such an internal struggle?
  • Why is it so hard to serve instead of lead?
  • Why do I always want the top position?
  • Why do I want to be in charge?

I am continually challenging my motives for these questions today.  I want to be a servant who gets the opportunity to lead because it is not about me but all about HIM.

What about you?


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