"For even the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to serve, and to give his life a ransom for many." Mark 10:45 KJV
Rather than being about ourselves, serving involves choosing to give up our perceived rights, our time and our preferences for the sake of others. Serving involves sacrifice. Everything Jesus did in ministry was void of self-seeking motive. The question, "What's in it for me? " does not reflect a servant's heart. Everything Jesus did ministering to and serving others was free from the expectation of receiving something that would benefit Himself from those He served.
Serving 'Jesus style' is servanthood without expectation. This means having no strings attached to your service; serving with no expectation from men. It also involves loving people unconditionally without reference to what you feel is owed you. It means giving yourself fully in service to men, but looking only to God for recognition, appreciation, compensation and promotion. Drawing on the tenderness of the heart of the Good Shepherd is essential when ministering to hurting humanity.
This world needs to see Jesus; healing the broken-hearted, feeding the hungry, making friends with the lonely, bringing hope and love to the millions in need!
God has promoted us to follow His example! What a privilege!