Yesterday in his pre-inaugural speech honoring veterans, policemen and the heroes who have served, Missouri’s new governor, Eric Greitens, said we don’t need more celebrities; but rather, we need to thank and be more like the heroes who have served. His inaugural speech was a call to recover our children, communities and our state by being better role models, neighbors, community members and by living with integrity and hard work and practice in the Biblical principle of “loving your neighbor as yourself.” To see and hear the principle of servant leadership from Missouri’s top constitutional office holder was truly inspiring. God reminded me that we ALL need to by actively pursuing this same servant-leader mentality. The Bible says: “Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men.” (Phil. 2:5-7) When we are born again, we are equipped to have the servant-leader mind of Christ. However, this ability is wasted if we never use it. When we choose to subject ourselves to a life of selfless service, we have chosen to live like Christ. Do we believe that we are more deserving or more intelligent than He and thus, choose to pursue a life of luxury, ease, fame, “celebrity,” etc.? If so, we choose the lesser path. Through redemption, which He paid for with His life, Christ equipped us with the ability to follow in His sacred footsteps as servant-leaders. Why then, would we be lured into the deception of any other type of life? The best evidence that we are NOT deceived is when our life is most like His. God is the most important person we can ever know. He gives us hope, strength, love, wisdom and the power to become servants like Himself. How shall we then choose to live in this glorious day which God has set before us? Seek God and find the path of a full and satisfying life!