A defining quality of a mature servant of God is the willingness and ability to place the welfare of God’s flock over personal accomplishments.
I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd sacrifices his life for the sheep. A hired hand will run when he sees a wolf coming. He will abandon the sheep because they don’t belong to him and he isn’t their shepherd. And so the wolf attacks them and scatters the flock. The hired hand runs away because he’s working only for the money and doesn’t really care about the sheep.
—John 10:11-13 NKJV