- To reject passivity
- To accept responsibility
- To lead courageously
- To expect the greater reward
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! (Philippians 2:3-8, NIV)
What does Jesus’s servant-leadership lead to? Verses 9-11 tell us the result is that God is glorified.
So guys, follow Jesus in this and lead your families well. You’ll thank me.
Eh…gotta go. The hubby will be home soon. =D
Heavenly Father, I’m so amazed by you. I’m in awe of your Son Jesus who is our ultimate example. Would you intervene in our broken culture that says men should not be men? Spirit, empower Godly men to be the leaders you intended them to be – in their homes, in the workplace, and at church. Thank you for my “friend for life” and how you teach him more about leading every day.