This is a loaded question, I know. Most Christians immediate response would be an emphatic, “Both!”
That is the right answer on the surface, however, to truly answer that correctly, you must ask yourself the question, “Why do I serve?” because your reason for serving determines your view of who you are in God’s eyes. You see….
A Servant serves FOR approval… A Son serves FROM approval.
A servant has the mentality of owing the service. A son serves because he loves, and knows that he is loved.
Identity does not come from ministry, ministry flows out of identity.
DOING FLOWS OUT OF BEING. SON IS WHO I AM SERVE IS WHAT I DO.