SEEING THE HERO IN BEING A SERVANT

SEEING THE HERO IN BEING A SERVANT

By Lloyd Reeb, Author of From Success to Significance

Our heroes are most often the strong and valiant, but Jesus gave his followers a different ideal: “You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their high officials exercise authority over them. Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be your slave—just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many”  (Matt. 20:25–28).

We set out on the pursuit of significance—to do something big for God—only to find that this Heart Journey that God will take us on at the Halftime Institute moves in the exact opposite direction of our first-half assent up the corporate ladder. Part of the “detox” that we must be prepared for is taking internal steps downward to find deeper satisfaction pursuing significance as a servant.

It’s Saturday morning. I drop my daughter Jennie off early for soccer practice and skip over to the bakery shop for breakfast and time to read and reflect. I notice the mentally handicapped man who wipes tables, and as our eyes make contact, I smile, hold the garbage container open for him since his hands are full, and ask him how his day is going. I thank him for the work he is doing. The heroic moments in my inner world now are times like this when I find myself treating a handicapped man who wipes tables with just as much respect as I do the CEOs that I coach through Halftime.

These are the changes I most long to see in my heart, even more than accomplishing big things that may be apparent to thousands, and only God can make these heart changes happen.

Dean Niewolny and Tim Dukes from our Dallas-based team recently participated in a short-term mission trip to Nicaragua with ORPHANetwork, whose  mission is seeing orphaned and vulnerable children fully realize their God-given purpose.Click on the video below and see just one of the ways Halftime is here to help you discover and live out God’s purpose for your life.

 

Lloyd Reeb
Lloyd Reeb is a successful real estate developer and owner of retirement housing who made a mid-life transition, looking for greater meaning, joy and impact in his second half. To his surprise he discovered that he was not alone in this journey and that many talented leaders are longing for midlife renewal.

Lloyd has had the privilege of investing 20 years helping leaders plan their second half. He helped launch the Halftime Institute, a global team that teach, coach and connect successful men and women in pursuit of significance.

In Lloyd’s words, “When all you've done or own seems to matter less …and your heart craves more meaning, joy and balance...when something triggers in your mind that you're entering your second half of life and you're unsure what your calling is for the next season... you’re in Halftime.”

Lloyd has taken the Halftime message around the world: speaking, teaching and coaching individuals through the journey. As a result, he understands the issues that surround your Halftime in a deep and practical way.

He is the author of From Success to Significance: When the Pursuit of Success Isn’t Enough, which is a road map for this mid-life transition. His book The Second Half: Real stories, Real adventures, Real significance provides compelling evidence that your second half could be the most creative and productive season of your life.

Lloyd and his wife, Linda, have written the book Halftime for Couples. They live in Charlotte, North Carolina. They have three adult children.

Checkout Lloyd's articles:

Five Powerful Halftime Habits

Seeing the Hero In Being A Servant

A Write Way to Find Clarity

Check out Lloyd's TEDx Talk:

The Most Productive Years of Your Life May Surprise You

 
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