“But it is not this way among you; rather, whoever wants to become prominent among you shall be your servant; and whoever wants to be first among you shall be slave of all. For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life as a ransom for many.”
Mark 10:43-45 (NASB)

The very core of our purpose and why we exist is to serve and to bless others. John 15:13 (NASB) says, “Greater love has no one than this, that a person will lay down his life for his friends.” In other words, lay it all down, your skills, your talents, everything that God has gifted you with. It’s about bringing value into someone else’s life. Value is like a fine thread that weaves in and out through the course of a day’s time in all that you do. John Maxwell says this about value: “Intentionally and every day, a leader should add value to people. It’s the core of leadership.” I like what Albert Einstein said, “Try not to become a person of success but a person of value.” It further has been said, “A good leader motivates others to act but a great leader not only motivates but brings value to those they lead.” Furthermore, when you focus on bringing value to others, you will find that it will bring blessings over your life because it will be authentic, and you will be respected. Proverbs 11:25 (ESV) says, “Whoever brings blessing will be enriched, and one who waters will himself be watered.”