As a leader, could you hear someone label you “arrogant” and agree to change? Watch and see what happened to a leader who heard those words.
Game Plan: (hear these words directly from Jesus to you)
“Sitting down [to teach], Jesus called the twelve [disciples] and said to them, “If anyone wants to be first, he must be last of all [in importance] and a servant of all.” Mark 9:35, AMP
“Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit [through factional motives, or strife], but with [an attitude of] humility [being neither arrogant nor self-righteous], regard others as more important than yourselves. 4 Do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others.5 Have this same attitude in yourselves which was in Christ Jesus [look to Him as your example in selfless humility].” Philippians 2:3-5, AMP
Jesus of Nazareth was the greatest and most influential leader in history. Do you trust what He said about leadership?
In what ways and places are you arrogant? Where do you seek the credit and want to be “first”?
Wouldn’t it be cool if leaders were humble and kind…if they served and helped everyone on their team succeed? That starts with you and me.
Jesus washed dirty feet. A business executive washed dishes and took out the trash. Take action. Assess yourself. Ask God to forgive your arrogance, pride and failure to serve others.
Get intentional. Talk to all people as equals and make them feel respected. Let someone cut you off on the freeway without an outburst. Look for ways to serve and make life easier for your family and people at work.
Humility grows wisdom and influence. To lead, serve. To be elevated in heaven, step down on earth.
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