Interesting how a thought about serving cultivates love in our life and leadership.
Lewis Carroll claims that “one of the secrets of life is that all that is really worth the doing is what we do for others.”
What we do for others is where leadership develops and shines. The approach to life in determining what is in the best interest of someone else must drive our leadership.
Mr. Carroll summarizes this idea as one of the secrets of life, implying that success in life is the natural result for those who practice it.
Biblically, this idea becomes a common thread throughout many of the individual books written to God’s people.
Reading the book of Philippians quickly reveals the need to have the same mind in us that was in Christ. This mind, or attitude, involves a humble spirit that seeks to do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but to regard others as more important than ourselves.
This is the heart of leadership and the future of the church in this world. May we always take advantage of the moment to serve.