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This  is a word from Pastor Timothy Burdick, Minister of Abilities for Friday Study Ministries:

True Greatness

Have you ever wanted to do something great with your life? Well, I guess we all have. Jesus tells us how to accomplish this in Mark 10:43-44 - “Yet it shall not be so among you; but whoever desires to become great among you shall be your servant. And whoever of you desires to be first shall be slave of all.

You have heard people say, "If you want to become great, follow your dreams." While a person should follow their dreams if the desire has been put in his or her heart by God, the definition of greatness that came from the lips of Jesus wasn’t about dreams, but all about servanthood.

Servanthood is all about being a giver, rather than asking: How can I get my needs met? A servant stands in the shadows, helping and encouraging the one receiving the reward. For the true servant of God, knows that we are all on the same team, with all the glory ultimately going to the Master.

Get a piece of paper, and write down what I call "servant goals." In other words, write down how you can serve others. Then list ways you can make those goals happen. And finally, ask God to open doors so that you can put these goals into action.

As you do this, it may not seem like you are making a difference. But don’t give up, nothing is too small as an action. I remember small acts of kindness that I have encountered which have changed the course of my life forever.

Thank you for reading this.

Contact me: Pastor Timothy Howard Burdick

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