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Humility

26 Dec

Today’s installment of the Momentum Leadership Community is about Humility. Pastor Brad talked at the Leadership Event about addressing the inner circle of our leadership. One of the three “takeaways” from that event had to do with humility.

Much of what we read on humility has to do with eliminating pride and giving up our perceived “rights.” There’s no question that this kind of humility is exactly what Christ had in mind when he told his disciples, “You know that those who are regarded as rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their high officials exercise authority over them. Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be slave of all. For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many” (Mark 10:42-45).

Yet there’s a different facet of humility I’d like to explore with you this week:

Humility also means serving others by leading to the best of your ability.

Look at the example of Moses, of whom it is said was the most humble man on earth (see Numbers 12:3). In Exodus 3-4, God gives Moses a very specific job, but his overactive humility causes him to anger God. What might things have been like if Moses had a proper view of himself?

Some thoughts to discuss:

Do you agree with this new definition of humility?

Is there such a thing as being too humble?

How do we develop a right view of ourselves, balancing humility with the recognition that we have God-given leadership abilities?

What strategies have you used to foster humility in your own life?

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Posted by on December 26, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

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