Problems with the Gift of Server

Knowing what you now know, put your brain in gear and list a few of the problems you suspect a Server would have. Then continue reading.

Misunderstandings Of The Gift Of Service



1. Quickness in meeting needs, may appear pushy. They are so willing.


2. Avoidance of red tape may result in excluding others from the job.
a. they don’t want to exclude others, they just know what they’re doing and can do it faster by themselves.


3. Disregard for personal needs may extend to their own family’s needs.


4. Eagerness for serving may prompt suspicion of self-advancement.
a. this is not their motive; they don’t want to get ahead of you, they just want to complete the goal and go on to another one.


5. May react to others who don’t detect and meet obvious needs.
a. when denied the privilege of serving we hurt them.


6. Insistence on serving may seem to be rejecting being served.
a. often difficult to do something for them.


7. Desire to sense sincere appreciation may result in hurt feelings.
a. if not reaffirmed, they don’t know where they are in meeting their goal to serve and to please. They need to know you are pleased.


8. Quickness in meeting needs may interfere with spiritual lessons that God is teaching those who have the need. Luke 10:38-42


9. Meeting practical needs may be viewed as not taking an interest in spiritual matters.
a. they ARE doing something spiritual and their gift is much needed.


10. Stamina may be interpreted as insensitivity or impatience with those helping
a. intent on getting something done in short time in the most efficient manner possible.


11. Enjoyment of short range goals may result in leadership position with frustration and/or disorganization with long range objectives.


12. Inability to avoid supplying others’ needs may result in sidetracking from employer’s directions. Easily sidetracked if something else seems more urgent.


Evident Distinctions Of The Gift Of Service When Walking…
In the Flesh... .................................................In the Spirit
Unconscious/Insensitive  ................................   Alert
Feels lonely/Isolated  ......................................   Hospitable
Stingy      ............................................................   Generous
Self Pity/Pouter ..............................................    Joyful
Resistant (don’t tell me what to do) .............    Flexible
Self-Centered ..................................................    Available
“I quit!” .............................................................   Endurance
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