Serve With Authority


Our society puts so much emphasis on rank and title. We are worried about people think about us. This inhibits our service toward others.  

How can I serve people if my service makes me look weak? But I would like to ask, how does service make you weak?  To not be sure of yourself is the weakness, and this must be what lay beneath the surface that creates any kind of concerning thought. 

"Jesus knew that the Father had given him authority over everything and that he had come from God and would return to God. So he got up from the table, took off his robe, wrapped a towel around his waist, and poured water into a basin. Then he began to wash the disciples’ feet, drying them with the towel he had around him." (‭John‬ ‭13‬:‭3-5‬ NLT)

The key is found in this passage as Jesus serves His disciples. Peter actually found it difficult to allow Jesus to wash his feet, mainly because they all recognised Jesus as Lord and Messiah. Washing feet was a lowly job reserved for the lowliest - servants.  

We tend to relate to people from what they do. For some reason your activity reveals your standing. But this is clearly not the case. Jesus is not limited by His Lordship. 

Doing a lesser job does not make you a lesser person!

This passage says, "Jesus knew the Father had given Him authority over everything... So Jesus got up from the table.. to serve."  

When you serve to get authority, you need to select the tasks that carry the greatest level of authority. But when you serve from authority, you can do anything because you're not defined by what you do.  

No task is too small or too menial when you Serve with Authority!