January 5, 2023
Don’t be selfish; don’t try to impress others. Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourselves.
Philippians 2:3 NLT
Humility is a trait that when you think you have achieved it is when you lose it. One man said, “Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it is thinking of yourself less.” Humility does not make me a doormat for everyone to walk on. You can be strong and humble at the same time. Strong in that you stand for truth and unity. Humble in that you don’t attack or reject those who disagree. The world needs leaders who will be humble. Leaders who are more interested in the common good than personal gain. We are sick of those who use position and power for self-promotion. How about we decide to be a humble leader in the new year? You may say, “I’m not in a position of leadership.” The problem with that statement is you don’t understand leadership. Leadership is not a position or title, leadership is influence. Always has been and always will be. John Maxwell published a book in 2006 called “The 360 Leader.” The subtitle is, “Developing Your Influence from Anywhere in the Organization.” On the back there’s a tagline: “Don’t wait for that promotion! Start leading NOW… right where you are!” This should be our daily decision for the new year. To start leading from where we are. And, to lead as humble leaders. Leaders who are interested in serving others and the kingdom of God. Leaders who use our influence to bring positive change to our world.
Holy Spirit help me to learn how to lead properly. Help me to always be a humble leader.
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