Leadership is influence. Everything rises and falls on leadership, everything.
Paul served with humility; we should serve with humility.
“Fulfill my joy by being like-minded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind. Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself. Let each of you look out not only for his own interests but also for the interests of others.”- Philippians 2:2-4, NKJV
- In humility, the focus is not on you, the focus is on other people. Become humble or be humbled.
- True humility is the faith to push through fear and trust God.
Paul served with many tears; we should serve with tears.
- The mark of a real man or woman is they know how to be tough and tender.
- Paul knew he had to be tough and not stop preaching; he knew when to be tender and weep for the lost.
Paul served through many trials; we need to serve through many trials.
- Despite many terrible trials, Paul kept serving faithfully.
- If you are in the ministry long enough you will be attacked. It’s just a matter of how you handle the attacks.
Paul served with passion and direction; we should serve with passion and direction.
- He had a real sense of urgency (bound by the Spirit); his spirit and the Holy Spirit were in unity.