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Everyone would like to be truly great. In our world system, greatness is determined by what people think about you, what the media says about you, about your accomplishments, power, and wealth – and, to be honest, what you think of you! True greatness, though, is defined very differently by God – and Jesus, the greatest man who ever lived – lived it. And it goes back to the fact that “Even though He was God, He did not demand and cling to His rights as God. Instead, He humbled himself and took on the form of a servant. And that fits, He said that He did not come to BE served, but to SERVE and give His life as a ransom. What keeps us from serving and growing in humility is… ta da, our pride. And it’s a fact, based on research, that the greatest leaders and best leaders are humble. They learn that serving actually builds our souls. In our world system, people will sacrifice and sometimes serve – if it gives them what they want – i.e., money, growth in market share, and the aura of success. What grows us up and makes us great – is a willingness to serve others when it doesn’t benefit us – but what God is doing in them. We have all – no exceptions – been called to serve, given the power and gifts to do it. Servanthood creates great souls!