From the Pastor's Desk

“…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." Matt. 20:28.

Often God’s people get mixed up distinguishing the difference between eminence and significance.  Eminence is a position of great distinction or superiority.  Significance is the quality of having value, worth or importance. 

The world system stirs the man or woman to seek eminence as a way to achieve significance.  If one could just become famous or popular by any means, he will be significant…this is the unspoken premise of this world’s system. 

According to the world system, “I set out to make a name for myself and if I achieve it…I have value, worth, and accomplishment!” This is opposite to the Kingdom of God.  God so loved the world…thus everyone has already significance in the eyes of God whether they feel that sense of worth or value or not. 

Feeling significant (as contrasted with being significant) comes by what the verse above spells out.  The greatest person on earth did not come to get others to exalt Him.  He came as a servant to serve all those around Him and all of mankind. He died to the self-exalting tendency.  He simply sought to serve. 

Our feelings come in line with our worth when we live as He lived.  The person who rejects the life of serving and opts for the life of self-exaltation, whether in ministry, work, family or relationships, will in the end, suffer ultimate loss...for this is the path that Lucifer took.

Be a servant to everyone in your life simply because there is no greater position and no greater identity than that of being like Jesus as a servant.  You will be loved for who you are, not what you have attempted to get others to believe about you.