One of the “Greatest” Things We Can Do by Lisa Burkhardt Worley

The greatest among you must be a servant” (Matthew 23:11, NLT)

Over the past week, I have watched God’s hand move mightily over our Level-Up Women’s Conference. He is calling people to attend who I don’t know, and then some of the women I serve with in leadership from another organization, have come forward to either attend or help. One of those leaders said, “I’m just coming to serve. What can I do?” That touched my heart because she’s traditionally published and speaks all over the country. She should be speaking, and probably will be in the future. That’s when I thought of the passage, “The greatest among you must be a servant. But those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted” (Matthew 23:11–12). When God has promotes us to a position of high standing, it takes more humility to serve—yet that is what Jesus calls us to do.

What I’ve concluded is: The “greatest” thing we can ever do is to be the “least.”

I am about to speak at two other conferences before Level-Up, and I am praying I go in with a servant’s heart, even though I will be in front, sharing a message. If the conference facilitators need help moving chairs or putting food out, I want to be available. And when any of my friends hold their own events in the future, even if I am not chosen to be a presenter, I desire to have a servant’s heart and do whatever I can to help them.

God has been working on some areas of my life through the battle I had with COVID, as well as the preps for our Level-Up Women’s Conference. Around the time I felt discouraged about our conference, I received messages like “Don’t waver in the waiting” “Trust me” and “I am working behind the scenes.” I see that happening now, and I am humbly grateful to my great and compassionate heavenly Father, who loves and cares for me and desires to give me success in the work I’m called to accomplish on His behalf. One of my favorite verses is “God will make this happen, for he who calls you is faithful” (1 Thessalonians 5:24, NLT).

I know you’ve probably seen this happen in your own life. What about you, when have you seen God work on your behalf behind the scenes?


It’s not too late to register for our Level-Up Women’s Conference on October 9th at Northview Baptist Church in Lewisville. Right now we have a “Buy One, Get One Free” (BOGO) Ticket available on Eventbrite. Here’s the link:

Join us as we “Level-Up Truth, “Level-Up Trust,” and “Level-Down Trials.” Guest speakers include KCBI Morning Show Host, Rebecca Carrell, Gateway Church Pastor, Elizabeth Settle, Human Trafficking Survivor, Sandy Storm, Austin-based Ministry Leader, Gina Wright, and Newcomer, Alexis Arellano. Worship Leaders are Debra Camp and Katherine Legg. The entire Pearls of Promise Team, Rosemary Legrand, Dr. Lynnette Simm, Aurora Ortega Geis, and myself will also be on hand as speakers, so please don’t miss this opportunity to be renewed and refreshed during a difficult season.

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