Step into Purpose through Selfless Service

Step into Purpose Through Selfless Service


Paul calls the Galatians to live a life that expresses selfless generosity that stands in contrast to a self-centered world. The freedom which we have received from Christ is not a license for selfish ambition, but rather an opportunity to glorify God and serve others in love (See Galatians 5:13).
We can look to Jesus as the perfect example of someone who stepped into His purpose through selfless service. In His humanity, He knew the cost of selfless service as He said, “O My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from me”. Yet we find Jesus doing the greatest act of selfless service as He also said, “Not my will, but your will be done”. He died so that we can step into purpose. He died so that we can help others do the same (See Matthew 26:39).

As you pray, ask the Lord to reveal to you the context in which you can serve others in love. You may find yourself in situations where you are serving people in church or at work. Whatever you do, do it all as unto the Lord for the love and freedom He has already given to you.


 Galatians 5:13 (NIV) 13You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love.
Matthew 26:39 (NIV) 39Going a little farther, he fell with his face to the ground and prayed, “My Father, if it is possible, may this cup be taken from me. Yet not as I will, but as you will.”


Terry - February 17th, 2023 at 5:26am

I know from personal experience that serving - anywhere it is needed - is the path to finding true purpose.

Bridget - February 17th, 2023 at 5:40am

Serving and helping other awakens your soul. You get a feeling of fulfillment that is like no other. I believe this the Holy Spirt living in me and this is when I am completely allowing him to work in me.

Nolan - February 18th, 2023 at 9:09am

Serving replaces your problems & gives you gratification & sometimes gives you insight to either solve or completely remove your problems or issues.