They say the first step of service is looking beyond self.
I beg to differ.
I believe self should be the central focus of a true servant.
If you don't first align self with the right, how can you show others how to do so?
If you haven't experienced firsthand what saving grace feels like, how can you explain it?
If you don't consecrate yourself first thing every day, how can you be equipped to serve others?
Put yourself first.
Find Jesus for yourself.
Then, your only problem will be keeping Him in, rather than looking for His presence.
Jesus' love, a-bubblin' over.
Fill yourself first.
Empty buckets can't be filled from a dry cistern.