There’s no question that Jesus understood the power of story. His disciple Matthew even remarked that Jesus always used stories and illustrations when speaking to the crowds (see Matthew 13:34). So if Jesus communicated through story, don’t you think we should, too? In fact, Jesus encourages us to do so.
Who are you serving? A simple Google search of “what did Jesus say about serving” quickly led me to the realization that I was the one who had things all wrong. I was allowing my warped view of serving to dictate my life and, in truth, my acts of service were directed toward Man, not God. My next move was to ask God for signs (or indicators) that would help me realize when I was serving Man instead of Him.