Every Christian is saved to serve. While it is fashionable in our day to refer to oneself as a “follower of Jesus,” let us be careful not to presume that this self-designation inevitably produces the mindset that is essential to service that is distinctly Christian. Like Jesus, the mindset and self-regard that will distinguish us is this: “I am a slave to God.” This is not merely a quaint understanding or metaphor. It is the naked truth that exists at the core of our being. This identity unifies our life, inspires our decisions, directs our responses, and shapes our aspirations. Either we are bondslaves to God or we are bondslaves to someone or something else.