“So you also, when you have done everything you were told to do, should say, ‘We are unworthy servants; we have only done our duty.’ ” (Luke 17:10, NIV84)
Understanding one’s role in life is very important. Confusion about this might cause conflict and pain as one searches for self-worth and meaning. Jesus says a servant knows s/he is a servant. Knowing their title helps them understand their purpose. Their purpose is to serve their master. They are paid to be at their master’s bidding. The servant finds worth and meaning in working for the master to the best of his/her ability.
In our verse for today, Jesus says that it is also important for us to understand our role as His servants. Did you hear that? We are servants! No matter who we are in this life we are never more than a servant in the kingdom of God. As servant, we are called to do the bidding of our Lord and Master. Our self-worth and meaning are derived from properly understanding our role as God’s servant. Jesus never asked His disciples to lead. No, He asked them to “follow Me!” Our job is to spend the rest of our lives following Jesus so that we might serve Him in His kingdom.
Let’s be servants today!