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. Philippians 2:3-4
Check your Motive
- Is your value anchored on praises from others?
- Why do we compete with others? Why do we compare?
- We say, “I’m only valuable because of what I do” but Christ says, “You are valuable because of what I have done”
- Strive hard but don’t forget that our value is anchored on Christ
- Always check your motives whenever you feel competitive or envious on others
22 Slaves, obey your earthly masters in everything you do. Try to please them all the time, not just when they are watching you. Serve them sincerely because of your reverent fear of the Lord. 23 Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people. 24 Remember that the Lord will give you an inheritance as your reward, and that the Master you are serving is Christ. Colossians 3:22-24
Be a “Good-Finder”
- Regard one another as more important than yourself. It makes us trust them more than suspicion
- We get frustrations because we expect from our workmates. To fill this gap, it is either we fill it with TRUST or SUSPICION.
- If we trust them, we become more forgiving
Seek to Serve
- Do not look out for your personal interests, but also for the interest of others.
- How can I serve? How can I help others? Do you take time to help others?
- Servant-Leadership as what Jesus did
- Our mindset should be this way: the more authority you have, the more people you can serve. The more authority you have, the more resources you can serve others
42 So Jesus called them together and said, “You know that the rulers in this world lord it over their people, and officials flaunt their authority over those under them. 43 But among you it will be different. Whoever wants to be a leader among you must be your servant, 44 and whoever wants to be first among you must be the slave of everyone else. 45 For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve others and to give his life as a ransom for many.” Mark 10:42-45
If you want to make it work, try to work it out. Even if people doesn’t react or respond the way you want them to, we need to humble ourselves and think that we should work hard in accordance to Christ’s will.
5 You must have the same attitude that Christ Jesus had. 6 Though he was God,[a] he did not think of equality with God as something to cling to. 7 Instead, he gave up his divine privileges[b]; he took the humble position of a slave[c] and was born as a human being. When he appeared in human form,[d] 8 he humbled himself in obedience to God and died a criminal’s death on a cross. Philippians 2:5-8