Philippians 2:8 says “And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself and he became obedient to death-even death on the cross!”
Well this is Part 4 of the series on building a winning team – this is about the principle of sacrificing for your team.
You see these words are describing the act that Christ giving up His life for us- His children. You see if we want to build a great team (at work or at home), we must be willing to be great leaders. And as we covered in our in our previous segments, we talked about the subject of our being a “servant leader.”
Well today’s passage describes the ultimate act of servant leadership- Christ dying for us.
In order to be a great leader, we must be willing to give ourselves up for our team. We must be willing to sacrifice our rights and privileges so that the team may be better served. In a way, we must be willing to “die” for our team.
So remember that as you move up with the amount of responsibility you have- to be a true servant leader and to build a truly winning team- you must consider more what is best for those around you, and less about what is best for you.
The higher your level of responsibility, the more you must sacrifice your privileges.
Well how about you? Are you sacrificing and giving up for your team right now?
Well I pray that we can all model our lives after Jesus, and be willing to let ourselves “die” in order to serve others.
When you do this- you will be applying The Truth@Work.
- What does this message say to you?
- Are you sacrificing and giving up for your team and if not what are some things you can do right now to be a better servant leader?
- Are you willing to let yourself “die” in order to serve others?
Ray is also a highly sought after speaker at churches and retreats across America, where for years he has challenged followers of Christ to integrate their faith in and through the marketplace on a daily basis.He is also part of the speaking faculty for Orlando, Florida based “Man In the Mirror” ministry where he conducts seminars and retreats across the country.