CBM National Intern- Being a Servant Leader
CBM National intern, Devyn Polk –
One thing I never thought I’d be is a leader. I like to follow and work behind the scenes, but not lead! Yet, God’s plan always prevails.
“Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.” ~Proverbs 19:21
This summer, as a CBM National Intern at Camp Ta-Pa-Win-Go, I am the Junior Staff Coordinator. I am in charge of the Junior Staff girls. We clean up after the meals, clean the gym, chapel, bathrooms, etc.
“…Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant.” ~Matthew 20:26
God is teaching me to be a servant leader. I am not just leading the girls, but also serving with them.
“After that, He poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples’ feet, drying them with the towel that was wrapped around Him.” ~John 13:5
Jesus washed the disciples’ feet! I want to be like Christ and serve others as I lead. With being a leader, I’ve been looking to God a lot more. I was pretty overwhelmed at first, but now I am really enjoying it. I’ve realized I’m not just telling these girls what to do, but serving the Lord with them and building a
relationship with them.
“Therefore, if you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from His love, if any common sharing in the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind. Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others. In your relationships
with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus: Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to His own advantage; rather, He made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to death—even death on a cross! Therefore, God exalted Him to the highest place and gave Him the name that is above
every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is
Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” ~Philippians 2:1-11
As a leader, this is my prayer, to imitate Christ’s humility, and to value others above myself. I am blessed to be working here and excited to see what the Lord has
in store for this summer!
Edited by: CBM National