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Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional!
2 Timothy 2:24
And the Lord’s servant must not be quarrelsome but must be kind to everyone, able to teach, not resentful.
St. Paul talked here to his younger disciple Timothy about the “Essentials of Servant Leadership.” No matter how one feels, we must be kind to everyone, able to teach, and not resentful.
Our feelings are what help make us Human. Feelings are polarizing between love and hate, insignificance and pride, joy and sadness, and apathy and compassion. Imagine going into a setting that is on edge with people who don’t care for each other and certainly don’t care for you. It’s in those times that a true “Servant Leader” finds a way to “Overcome It!” YOU determine to be kind in the face of rudeness and rejection. YOU find a way to teach what you were brought in to present. And most of all, YOU choose to overcome feelings of resentment by being grateful to God that you are there to be the solution for people who are contrary. Nothing the individuals you have been called to serve do can make you stop serving them, because it’s not about you it’s about them. As a “Follower of Jesus,” it’s fulfilling to serve others because our gratefulness to God overcomes negative feelings brought on by others who are less fortunate. Just thank the Lord today that you are able to … “Overcome It!”
This AM I truly am thankful that I can say with the Apostle Paul … “I can do all things through Christ, who strengthens me.” Amen