Matthew 20:26 specifically states that if anyone desires to become great, they should begin by being a servant first. While this is often hard to keep in mind, it is the root of all great biblical leaders. Joseph had to start out at Potipher’s house, David had to start out taking care of sheep, etc.
Matthew 20:16 makes it even more clear with Jesus’ parable that the “last shall be first, and the first shall be last.” Far too often we get too caught up in our own desires that we forget to help those around us.
In Matthew 20:28 it says that Jesus came not to be served, but to serve. We as Christians are to be like Christ, right? So if Jesus came to this earth not to be served, but to serve, then how much more should we be willing to serve rather than to be served? And when we serve, we have to be sure to incorporate love into the equation. That was Christ’s motivation for serving us by dying on the cross for each of our sins. He loved us that much. Even while He was on the cross they were cursing him, yet He still simply said, “Father, forgive them. For they know not what they do.” It’s pretty incredible to think that He was still focused on serving them, even when they were putting Him to death.
I just encourage you that as you go throughout the next few days, try to go out of your way to serve others. It is, after all, the foundation to becoming a great leader.