The current that pulls us from service to self-service is subtle and often imperceptible. Such a gradual undertow, of course, also tugs us from success to failure.

We must be aware of this danger and quiz ourselves: Were we once serving God, and now serving self?

Are we in the process of making such a change, just drifting with the current? How can we recommit ourselves to ministries of servanthood, following the example of Christ?

Kent Hughes, Liberating Ministry from the Success Syndrome