Last week we started our service opportunities. This takes on the form of assisting the community by helping in areas such as after school programs, medical centers, working on farms, and so forth. As these will be weekly activities, they will become an intricate part to our lives. It’s interesting to think of the effect they will have on us; how service affects individuals. It’s not just a matter of preference, “Oh, this person likes to work, and this person likes to serve.” No! Serving is a necessary attribute to becoming a good leader.
This last Friday we spent a day at Chick-fil-A corporate where we were taught the S.E.R.V.E. acronym. We have yet to discuss the nature of leadership more in depth, but from what we have discussed concerning our vocation as Christians, a lifestyle of service is mandatory.
We’ve also been discussing and reading about the importance of forming good habits. Character has been defined as the culmination of our habits; thus, by developing good habits, we will form a good character. This is where service comes in. Since Paul implores us to have the attitude of Christ who took on “the very nature of a servant” (Philippians 2:7) by forming habits and a readiness for serving we become more like Christ.