Jesus spent his life re-defining culture in God’s image. This has always been a hard lesson for humanity to learn. When we are truly servant leaders, our convenience is not the priority. We do not cash-in on a promise to live a comfortable life when we begin to follow Jesus. Rather, we agree to put ourselves out so that others might be comforted.
Psalm 139 reminds us that God knows everything about us…better than even we do…particularly the desires of our heart. The psalmist also asks God to search our hearts and test our devotion to God. Life isn’t about us; it’s about what we do as children of God to be faithful to God’s image in us.
When we honor God first in all that we do, we are assured of our ability to do what God wants for us. If we seek to honor ourselves, we will always fail.