Some have bigger names in Egypt than they do in the Kingdom. The reason is very simply – they are not true servants of God. Placing him first on a strict regimen of servanthood is the inceptive prescription God induces upon his chosen man or woman.
“… but whoever wishes to become great among you shall be your servant,”
Unless a child of God discerns this, his “success” despite how considerable it may seem in this life, in actuality is nothing but mouse crumbs in the light of the standard of the Scriptures. A man can own Fort Knox, but unless he is an unambitious, humble and available servant of God, he has really achieved nothing.
It is possible to shine before man but be unlit before God.
Heaven does not recognize, nonservants
Kingdom prestige is not a currency of worldly status. It fascinates me, often to witness how the Church elevate man of; worldly statue, adorn them with the esteem only belonging to the true servant of God – at least in God’s opinion (Matthew 20:26).
Let’s consider James the brother of Jesus’ position on this matter:
“For if a man wearing a gold ring and fine clothing comes into your assembly, and a poor man in shabby clothing also comes in, and if you pay attention to the one who wears the fine clothing and say, “You sit here in a good place,” while you say to the poor man, “You stand over there,” or, “Sit down at my feet,” have you not then made distinctions among yourselves and become judges with evil thoughts?”
Don’t mistake yourself. I am an ardent advocate of honor and protocol. The point is, what we deem as “status,” God deems as useless!
There are many children of God, who will not serve God, or tithe into the Kingdom without status, or pulpit time. Look at not only how anti-biblical this view is in the following verse, but true greatness that shines before God, does not materialise without possessing the heart of a servant;
“Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant…Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name:”
Many hold a big name before Pharaoh, but a small name before God. Many hold a name that is weighty in the world but weightless in the Kingdom.
“But the evil spirit answered them, “Jesus I know, and Paul I recognize, but who are you?”
Until demons recognize and fear your name, you are a useless Kingdom colonizer. Let go of your pride, and let God begin a real work in your life, today?
Consider a few examples of how ordinary man, who maneuvered beyond the comfort and the prestige of Egypt (Hebrew 11:24-27). Reciprocating the magnetizing and relentless pull of destiny -the call to both serve God and his people. Resulting in the veneration of their names, chronicled in Heaven, due to their unparalleled impact because of -Servanthood.
…served his fathers sheep at Bethlehem (1 Samuel 17:15),
The bible tributes, the following ovation to his life: ” For David,… he had served the purpose of God in his own generation….” (Acts 13:36). This means David passed from this life as a heavyweight into eternity.
…was tending the flock of Jethro his father-in-law, (Moses 3:1). Moses’ life is chronicled as the meekest men who ever lived, and one of the greatest leaders who ever lived. It is also said of Moses,
“there has not arisen a prophet since in Israel like Moses, whom the Lord knew face to face, none like him for all the signs and the wonders that the Lord sent him to do in the land of Egypt, to Pharaoh and to all his servants and to all his land, and for all the mighty power and all the great deeds of terror that Moses did in the sight of all Israel”
..tendered Esau’s flock (Gen 33:1). Jacob had his flaws of pride and manipulation, but at the end, he heeded to the posture of a servant. The bible testifies the following concerning his legacy:
“… All peoples on earth will be blessed through you and your offspring. I am with you and will watch over you wherever you go, and I will bring you back to this land. I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you.” (Genesis 28:13-15).
There is no person who left a legacy worth celebrating who was not a servant of God, first. There is much talk said about legacy in the world, but very little talk about the master key to legacy – Servanthood.
Unless God’s Kingdom and people are the highest priority in your life, there is not the difference between you and Pharaoh or his servants.
Leadership vs Servanthood
The truth is, there is a difference between being a servant and a leader. We have many leaders, but not many servants (Josh 1:2).
Social media is flooded with children of God who have the most to say about God but have the least impact on the Kingdom of God. Many of them are leaders of man, but not servants of God.
Leaders of man struggle for visibility and popularity; servants of God are not struggling for limelight or the attention of man.
Leaders of man lack humility, servants of God are hallmarked by genuine humility, not only in their words but in their deed of service to God and His Kingdom.
All the brothers of David struggled with both pride, and the limelight, but David was in the background where nobody could easily see him; nobody knew much about his existence – but God did!
Every service to God of obscurity can never go by without God noticing it. It was David’s service that attracted the anointing of God upon his life and positioned him for Heaven’s purpose (1 Sam 16:4-16).
God knows the location of His servants.
Look at this amazing promise, concerning how God promotes his chosen servants.
From the care of the ewes with suckling lambs, He brought him to shepherd Jacob His people, and Israel His inheritance.
1. Ask God for the impartation of the spirit of humility.
2. Ask God to deal with every trace of pride in your life that will rob you of service.
3. Practice servant-hood by serving the people around you.
O LORD, clothe me with the garment of humility and in the service of Jesus and His Kingdom.
Mathew 20:26, Philippians 2:5-11, Hebrew 11:24-27, 1 Samuel 17:15, Acts 13:36, Moses 3:1, Deuteronomy 34:10-12, Genesis 33:1, Genesis 28:13-15, 1 Samuel 16:4-16, Psalm 78:71.
Servanthood is the inceptive prescription God induces upon His chosen leader to position him for greatness!