This morning I spent time in prayer through Lectio Divina on Philippians 1:1-2–
Paul and Timothy, servants of Christ Jesus,
To all God’s holy people in Christ Jesus at Philippi, together with the overseers and deacons:
Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ (NIV).
I was particularly struck by this thought: what does it mean to be “servants” (Greek: “slaves”) of Christ Jesus? A servant is not led by his or her own will but is led by the will of the master.
I’m a control freak. I desire to control future. I desire to control circumstances.
But as a servant, I am called to relinquish that control to be led by my master, Christ Jesus.
As servants, we don’t control–we follow. Are we being led like servants or are we trying to be the master?