Phil 2:3-5 Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus.
What are your motivations for leadership? Do you find it easiest to lead when others are watching or when there is a certain number attached to a paycheck? As a young professional in a business made up mostly of older (not old…just older) people I find myself wanting to prove myself. I want to prove my worth, prove my ability, prove my necessity in whatever context I am in. This desire to prove often times leads me to looking out for my own self-interest as opposed to following through on the direction God is leading me.
Reflecting a little on this scripture this morning I found that I am susceptible to wanting leadership for some of the wrong purposes. Do I believe I have something to offer? Sure. Do I always approach these situations in the healthiest of manners? Probably not.
Real leadership comes when it is completely void of self service. True leadership is looking out for those who can’t advance your career or agenda. True leadership happens when nobody else is looking.