Are you looking for a career change? If so, then check out the British Royal Family’s website. No joke–Her Majesty is looking for a household manager at BuckinghamPalace.
Make no mistake though, whoever fills this position will be the Queen’s personal servant. And judging from the qualifications she lists in the job description, she’s going to be very picky about who lands the job. Her Majesty needs someone who:
- knows what to do and when to do it,
- isn’t intimidated by the people the job will bring them into contact with,
- understands authority (above, below, and on the same level),
- is willing to own the responsibility of the position,
- is satisfied with only achieving success instead of merely “doing their best.”
All of which leads me to one conclusion–the Queen expects her servant to be a leader.
And if the Queen of England has this expectation of her servants, then how much more does the King of Kings expect the same from his? After all, his example to us was that of a servant leader. Just look at the impressive resume Jesus built while on Earth:
- He recognized and met needs everywhere he went,
- He wasn’t intimidated by those his job brought him into contact with. Not by the disciples he taught, the outcasts he defended, the religious he challenged, the rulers whom he allowed to judge him, not even by the Roman soldiers he forgave,
- He operated within the bounds of authority as both Son of God and Son of Man,
- He owned the mission only he could own,
- And rather than being content with merely living a perfect life for himself, he succeeded in bringing eternal life to us all.
Jesus demonstrated the only way to truly lead is not by lording over but by serving under. And to serve under is to lead by example.
“…Whoever wants to be a leader among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first among you must become your slave. For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve others and to give his life as a ransom for many.” (Matthew 20:26-28, NLT)
The Queen should be so fortunate to find a servant who understands this–and so would God.
How does your resume look? I think mine could use some brushing up.
Live The Mission,