This morning I counted over 25 verses in the New Testament that refer to leaders being a “servant of God.” Paul, Peter, James, Jude and John, each great leaders and each called a “servant of God. “ I don’t know that I always like that title. I want to be “Leader for God” or “Go to Guy for God” or sometimes I even want to be “Consultant to God”.
Come on admit it…aren’t’ there times you find yourself questioning God on His decisions, resourcing, timing or outcomes? If left up to me I would do things differently, faster, bigger, simpler or flashier. It’s not easy to take on the disposition of a servant. To often, I think I know best and I find myself acting like a consultant to God rather than a servant of God. As a consultant to God I urge Him to move according to my timeline, advise Him on the next “best” move, warn Him about potential obstacles and recommend preferred outcomes. A consultant to God “tells”. A servant of God listens. A consultant to God says “God, do this or that”. A servant of God simply says, “Here I am Lord, send me.”
Are you living as a consultant to God or a servant of God?