Young men, in the same way be submissive to those who are older. All of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because, “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” 1 Peter 5:5
Today’s Leadership On the Go will focus on humility. In my life there have been few leaders who practice true humility, why? Leaders are often seen as outgoing, self-starters, independent..
True humility is displayed in Jesus and all leaders could learn from his example. Check out Philippians 2:1-11:
If you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any fellowship with the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and purpose. Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others.
Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus: Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient to death even death on a cross! Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
God Himself, stepped out of eternity and in perfect humility became a servant and died on a cross for the atonement of sins. As a leader have you served your staff lately? Have you placed others needs over your vision or calendar?
It’s time to step up as leaders and commit to humble ourselves before others and point others to Christ in all we do.