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                 週一嗎哪 

服事全球工商界

2018-2-26

By Jim Langley

 

我在這裡是為了要服事

  BEING ‘HERE TO SERVE’

 

從我參與主持Kiwanis同濟會,將近二十年來,每次寫電子郵件或是信件的最後,我都會簽署上「我在這裡預備好要服事」這句話,讓其他人知道我相信Kiwanis這個組織的角色就是服務。

 

「我在這裡是為了要服事」這句座右銘告訴我們,身為團體一份子的原因,也是社團裡年輕人的幸福感來源。這句口號同樣也適用在我的企業模式上。我認為服務比銷售更能讓企業成長,因為產品銷售出去之後,客戶也需要長期的售後服務。甚至我的企業網站名稱,就叫做「我在這裡是為了要服事」。

 

這是我的領悟。就算大部分我的電子郵件回信都和企業或是Kiwanis組織沒有關係,我還是使用同樣的一句當作結尾,因為透過信件能將我的信念傳達出去。

 

無論是生意或是個人的行為,我都希望能把服事 神的渴望表達出來。而這句座右銘將不斷地提醒我,什麼是真正對我重要的事以及我是誰。從1977年開始,當退休的美國AT&T執行長羅伯.格林里夫(Robert K. Greenleaf)在他的書表達了「僕人領導學Servant Leadership(台灣由啟示出版)的概念之後,我就一直使用這樣的想法,並當成我的座右銘。

 

一個領袖的服事要做得更多。聖經告訴我們,耶穌和門徒的互動是僕人領導最佳的榜樣。

 

約翰福音十三章告訴我們,耶穌在逾越節之前,脫了衣服,拿一條手巾束腰,開始洗門徒的腳,對他們說:「我給你們作了榜樣,叫你們照著我向你們所做的去做。我實實在在地告訴你們,僕人不能大於主人,差人也不能大於差他的人。你們既知道這事,若是去行就有福了。(約翰福音1315-17)

 

耶穌也告訴他的門徒說:「因為人子來,並不是要受人的服事,乃是要服事人,並且要捨命作多人的贖價。 (馬可福音1045). 耶穌祂是神,祂仍然願意謙卑來服事人。

 

過去二十年來,透過努力的服事神、人和教會,提醒我一個很重要的事實:神喜悅我們願意服事的態度,也把超過我們所求所想的福氣加給我們,絕對超過我們應得的。但是,服事並非是得到成功或成名的手段。我們應當默默服事,把焦點放在摸著神的心以及給人及時的幫助。

 

在商場上,人們把焦點放在我們的才能上。但是當我們努力服務人群時,神的焦點就會放在我們願意服事的心上面。你願意服事我們生活週遭遇見的人事物嗎?

 

隨時預備好,要去面對一些預期外的狀況。要留意服事的機會,如果我們不當心,就會失去神的祝福。在服事別人的時候,我們也是在服事神。我們也要珍惜服事的機會,因為我們在這裡,按照神的心意就是來服事的。

 

1: 國際同濟會Kiwanis International)是個以「關懷兒童,無遠弗屆」為任務目標的服務性組織1915創建於美國密西根州底特律。「Kiwanis」源於底特律地區的一種印地安語中的「Nunc Kee-wanis」,意思是「我們交易」(we trade)或「祝你愉快」(we have a good time)。該會原本的宗旨在於促進成員間的商業交流和幫助窮困。在1919年,國際同濟會選擇以服務為重心。為全球第三大的服務性組織。資料來源:維基百科。

 

Jim Langley從事人壽健康保險業已經超過30年了。最近幾年,他熱心於將自己與神的關係書寫出來,目的是要鼓勵其他人更加親近神。他也是CBMC的長期會員,在2014年時,他開始寫作「四分衛策略」(Fourth Quarter Strategies)

 

 

反省與問題討論

 

第一、回想一下,在你的生命中有誰特別服事過你?那是甚麼樣的經驗,你如何回應?

 

第二、要用僕人的態度服事是一件很容易的事情嗎?有甚麼不容易做到的地方嗎?

 

第三、從耶穌的榜樣,我們可以看出神對於服務他人的態度是甚麼?

 

第四、你認為用僕人式的態度工作,甚至是僕人式領導,在今天的職場是常見的或是罕見的?解釋你的答案。

 

 

備註: 如果你手上有聖經,希望能閱讀更多或是討論和這個主題相關的經文,請參考:

箴言2220-21

22:20 謀略和知識的美事,我豈沒有寫給你嗎?

22:21 要使你知道真言的實理,你好將真言回覆那打發你來的人。

馬太福音2025-28

20:25 耶穌叫了他們來,說:「你們知道外邦人有君王為主治理他們,有大臣操權管束他們。

20:26 只是在你們中間,不可這樣;你們中間誰願為大,就必作你們的用人;

20:27 誰願為首,就必作你們的僕人。

20:28 正如人子來,不是要受人的服事,乃是要服事人,並且要捨命,作多人的贖價。」

加拉太書513-15

5:13 弟兄們,你們蒙召是要得自由,只是不可將你們的自由當作放縱情慾的機會,總要用愛心互相服事。

5:14 因為全律法都包在「愛人如己」這一句話之內了。

5:15 你們要謹慎,若相咬相吞,只怕要彼此消滅了。

以弗所書67-8

6:7 甘心事奉,好像服事主,不像服事人。

6:8 因為曉得各人所行的善事,不論是為奴的,是自主的,都必按所行的得主的賞賜。

彼得前書47-10

4:7 萬物的結局近了。所以,你們要謹慎自守,警醒禱告。

4:8 最要緊的是彼此切實相愛,因為愛能遮掩許多的罪。

4:9 你們要互相款待,不發怨言。

4:10 各人要照所得的恩賜彼此服事,作 神百般恩賜的好管家。

 

 

 

 

 

                                  MONDAY MANNA

February 26, 2018

 

BEING ‘HERE TO SERVE’

 

By Jim Langley

 

For nearly 20 years, I have been signing off on emails and letters with the phrase, “Here to Serve. This began as I anticipated presiding over a 70-plus member Kiwanis Club. I wanted to communicate to our membership what I believed about our role as a service organization.

 

I felt the Here to Serve motto explained why we met as a body of community workers, addressing the well-being of young people in our community. I found this slogan also fit my business model, since I considered it to be built more on service than sales. Once a sale is made, there must be a long-term commitment to serve client needs. My business website even opens with the phrase, Here to Serve!

 

Then I had an epiphany. Much of my email correspondence had nothing to do with business or Kiwanis, yet I found myself using the same signoff for personal emails as well. This prompted me to consider what I was conveying through this unique way to end all of my written communications. 

 

I realized I was communicating my desire to serve God in all my business and personal dealings. This phrase has become a constant reminder to me about what is truly important in what I do and who I am. The idea of "servant leadership" has been with us in the marketplace at least since 1977, when Robert K. Greenleaf, a retired AT&T executive, presented this concept in his book, Servant Leadership.

 

However, serving as a leader goes back much further. Biblical accounts show us the wonderful example Jesus Christ gave His disciples and all who have followed Him since then.

 

John 13 tells of Jesus removing His outer garment and wrapping a towel around His waist prior to the Passover feast. He proceeded to wash the feet of all His disciples, explaining, “I have set for you an example that you should do as I have done for you. I tell you the truth, no servant is greater than his master, nor is a messenger greater than the one who sent him. Now that you know these things, you will be blessed if you do them” (John 13:15-17).

 

At another time, Jesus told His followers, For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many(Mark 10:45). Even as God incarnate, He was willing to humbly serve others.

 

The past two decades of striving to serve God and others have taught me a remarkable truth. The Lord is pleased with our servant attitude and will bless more than we could ever imagine. Certainly more than we deserve. However, I caution against considering this a strategy to gain success or become recognized for what we do. Much of what we do for others may go unnoticed. What matters is trusting our actions please God and provide timely help for others in their time of need.

 

Our focus in business is often on our ability, but as we commit to serve others, God’s focus is on our availability. Are you willing to make yourself available to whatever and whomever God puts in your path?

 

Be prepared: Some of the circumstances you face may not be ones you had in mind. We need to stay alert to any opportunities to serve, knowing that if we fail to do so, we will miss out on wonderful blessings. In serving others, we also are serving our Lord. We should cherish the fact we are providentially Here to Serve!

 

Jim Langley has been writing for more than 30 years while working as a life and health insurance agent. In recent years, his passion has turned to writing about his personal relationship with God; his goal is to encourage others to draw near to Him as well. A long-time member of CBMC, he started writing “Fourth Quarter Strategies” in 2014.

 

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Reflection/Discussion Questions

 

1.     Think of someone who has served you in a special way, perhaps recently. What was that experience like for you – and how did you respond?

 

 

 

 

2.           How easy is it for you to adopt the attitude of being a servant to others? What are some factors or obstacles that can make that difficult?

 

 

 

 

3.           What does the examples shown by Jesus Christ tell you about God’s attitude toward serving others?

 

 

 

 

4.           Do you think a servant attitude – even servant leadership – is common, or rare, in today’s workplace? Explain your answer.

 

 

 

 

NOTE: If you would like to look at or discuss other portions of the Bible that relate to this topic, consider the following passages:

 

Proverbs 22:20-21; Matthew 20:25-28; Galatians 5:13-15; Ephesians 6:7-8; 1 Peter 4:7-10

 

 

 

 

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