“(love) does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil” 1 Corinthians 13:5
- Romans 15: 1,2
- 1 Corinthians 10:24
- Philippians 2:4
Love, weather familial love, relationship love, or love in general for all mankind, puts others first. We are called to love, so in other words we are called to put others above ourselves. We are called to put their needs and wants above our own. However, our sinful nature resents this. We want to be served, not do the serving. We want the upper hand, not the lower menial one. We want the good job, the one that will receive the most amount of recognition for the least amount of work. We want the seat on the bus, rather than standing so another can sit. And what is worse, is that most times we justify these desires by saying that we deserve them. We’ve had a rough day, or we have worked long and hard to get that promotion. We deserve it.
News flash! We don’t deserve anything. The world does not own you anything, but you owe the world something. You owe love. You need to lay down your wants and desires and carry another`s. I dare you to try it for a day, and to see how much better the world would be if you did so.
Now I come to the second part of the title. You are a wonderful human being, created in the image of God. Nobody should be allowed to tell you differently or take you fore-granted. There is a fine line between having a servant’s heart and being taken advantage of, and I beg you to know the difference. If you are in such a relationship, I ask you to sever the ties. Walk away, at least for the time being, and ask yourself if you are in a truly healthy relationship. And if not, ask God what steps you need to take to restore the relationship to a mutually healthy one, or ask Him how you should walk away. Either way, seek His will and He will guide you.