THE WAY TO
HAPPINESS & TRUE GREATNESS
Wilhemina of the Netherlands became queen when she was only 10
years old. Until she became of age in 1898, her mother governed as
Queen Regent. In her first appearance as Queen of the Netherlands,
Wilhemina stood on the balcony of her palace in Amsterdam and
stared with a small child's wonder at her cheering subjects.
"Mamma," she asked, "do all these people belong to me?"
"No, my child," replied the Queen Regent. "It is you who
belongs to all these people."
Royalty and those in high authority have an awareness of the
dignity of service in a special degree. But this is the truest
concept of successful living for everyone. Jesus emphasized this
when He said, "Whosoever will be great among you must be your
servant." (Matthew 20:27) He knew how it ennobles the heart and
satisfies the soul to serve others.
The unhappy person is usually the one who is
self-centered, whose whole world revolves around himself.
Someone has said, "The self, centered on itself, is off
center for its center is God."
We belong to Him and our chief reason for being is to
serve Him and our generation.
It is the way to happiness and true greatness.
— From a daily devotional
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