Serving The Lord is different to serving others. When we serve others with no thought for doing the Lord's Will, we may finish up in servitude to others' selfish demands. Answers to prayer come often while serving The Lord in His Way.
I am a Christan. I am not perfect, but God is working in me. I am a mess, but I am His mess. I am a Christian, and the day will come when I am by His side. All He's done in me will be completed. And when that day comes it will all be worth it.