I can only make a difference, if I am willing to make the difference! Matthew 20:27-28
To make a real difference in anyone's life, we may have to take a back seat to them. That does not mean we are less important, that just means we know where our importance lye's. When we come to understand what Christ meant about servant leadership. We come to understand the importance of others first!
That is where true difference comes, and making a difference will happen, and not until then. We stand to gain so much more putting others before ourselves, yet we miss the point. We feel at times we are going without, or have already given all we have to give. That just means we are doing it for all the wrong reasons.
When we want to make a difference, and we truly understand, when we take a step out of the way.Then and only then will a difference be made. Why? Because we are doing it out of a grateful heart, a heart for God. Being confident that God has met our needs in every way, and He love us so much, we cannot help but reach out to others. Why would we want any less for them?
Sometimes we need to become less to become more, that is how we make a difference in the lives around us. Jesus came to seek and save the lost, not with grandstanding, but with humility. He could have very well been the show, but he chose to take a back stage approach to reaching others. He chose to be a slave to others, a servant willing to sacrifice all, so others could have more!
Jesus did not force feed anyone, on the contrary, he did just the opposite. He taught the Disciples the true meaning of leadership and how they could make a genuine difference in the world. He told them you cannot do it like the world does it and be different. You have to be different than the world to truly make a difference.
Jesus said, "You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord over them, and their great ones exercise authority over them. It shall not be among you. But whoever would be great among you must be your servant, and whoever would be first among you must be your slave, even as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and give His life a ransom for many." Matthew 20:25-28