Leading Strong PT 3. Humility
I don’t know about you, but I generally never want to ask for help especially as the leader. I am sometimes too prideful to admit to anyone, even God, that I need their aid. Yet, God tells us to do otherwise.
God says that it is an ultimate act of faith in God to ask for help. If we truely have faith, will we not be eager to pass our requests on to our all-powerful God? I struggle most in bringing requests to God that seem too easy for me to not do them myself, or too trivial for God to worry about. I think “Oh, I can do THAT! I don’t need help; I don’t need God. I can handle it myself!” However, God tells us that it is a sign of respect and definitely a mark of humility and faith to bring even the small things to God.
However, God tells us that it is a sign of respect and definitely a mark of humility and faith to bring even the small things to God.
- 1 Peter 5:5 God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.
- Proverbs 15:33 The fear of the Lord teaches a man wisdom, and humility comes before honor.
So what exactly is humility? Humility is being humble, childlike, gentle, kind, willing to confess when you’re wrong, (as I lead this has been a great way to show humility) and a willingness to take advice from others, a constant desire to put others before yourself, to be like Christ.
After all, Jesus is the King of Kings, yet in his royal procession, he rode a donkey instead of a horse. He’s God, yet he made himself a servant to all and suffered death on the cross for us. So what do we do to get humility?
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Right now I’m striving to lead strong by being concern with what’s right instead of who is right!
What are your thoughts on how to Lead Strong?