We are humble servant leaders of the Lord Jesus Christ, and our work fulfills the mission that He has called us to do with a Christ-like attitude of love and humility.
“Therefore if any of you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any common sharing in the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind. 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 others.
In your relationship with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus:
Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage; rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death – even death on a cross!
Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee shall bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”
Someone once asked me to name the most important person in the room. The question was posed in a room full of several dozen leaders at a middle school summer camp. It was the big boss man who asked, and he wasn’t looking for his name as the answer. Not quite knowing where he was going with this and not wanting to give the wrong answer, I gave this camp director friend of mine a “what-are-you-talking-about” look and avoided it.
“Everyone else but you,” he said quickly and calmly, not allowing my lack of response to interrupt the point he was making.
Everyone else in the room is more important than you are.
Jesus demonstrated this “others first” idea better than anyone. This 100-percent human man was also 100-percent God and loved perfectly. Paul encourages the church in Philippi to seek to reflect Jesus in all that they do, humbly serving each other and pointing all eyes toward the God who is worthy of worship and praise.
It’s the anti-selfie approach to life.
FaithBridge is made up of a bunch of imperfect people, and we are never going to be exactly like Jesus in every way. Nevertheless, we are called, as Christians, to love the Lord and others with all our heart, mind and soul. Our response to this high calling, covered in the never-ending grace of God and empowered by the Holy Spirit, is to do our best to have a Christ-like attitude of humility and love, always putting others ahead of ourselves.