Galatians 5:13 For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.

Life would be so much better if people were willing to serve one another, but unfortunately, everyone will not participate as servants. Since everyone is not going to participate as servants, believers or followers of Jesus Christ are the next best option.

Jesus came to serve (Matt. 20:48). If we’re to follow His example, one of our goals should be to serve others. Serving doesn’t have two polarizing ends. It’s not just serving the homeless or needy and it’s not just serving our friends. Serving includes everyone at all times as the Holy Spirit leads us.

So, if the Holy Spirit tells us to buy our boss, who just criticized our work performance a gift card, do so to operate as a servant. If the Holy Spirit directs us to cook our spouse’s favorite meal after an intense disagreement, do so and operate in the role of a servant.

It’s going to require that we relinquish our pride, but think of the love we can show to others who are not expecting a positive return from us. Through our love and servanthood, we may eventually encourage others to be servants. Operate in the role as a servant.