Living in the kingdom of God is not for the faint of heart. You can’t do this on your own. You can only do it with God. Living the “Christian” life without the Spirit of God leading you only creates religion. God calls for true humility, and that can only come from Him.
The disciples were horrified at seeing Jesus kneel down and wash their feet. They didn’t understand what He was doing. They respected Him as their leader, they didn’t expect Him to be their servant. And they really didn’t expect to copy Him. Our ego always wants to be raised up, not pushed down. But Jesus said to serve others in humility–willingly, out of love.
Ask God to show you His love for people. Get a glimpse of His compassion, and you’ll serve others easily. It will be a joy to bless. And when it’s hard to do, God will bless you for doing it in kindness. Look for opportunities to be a servant and you’ll find the heart of God.
“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for they shall see God.” Mat 5:8.
Another post on humility: Gotta Love Stinky Feet