Tony Evans — Detours
You can't be effective until you are a servant to others because the whole purpose of God's kingdom destinations for his people is the impact through us not just to us.
See we've got to have a generation who wants to be blessed but not necessarily be a blessing. The biblical definition of blessing is God working to you so he can flow through you. If you're a cul-de-sac to Christian you're going to be limited. You've got to be a conduit Christian.
So that's why I tell people when they go to God, not only tell God what you want but how somebody is going to benefit if he gives it to you. Because now you've got his undivided attention because he knows he can use you to be a blessing and not just be blessed.