As a leader, how do you look at people?
- Do you look at them as people generally do, by their outward appearance?
- Or, do you look at them as God does, by their heart?
But the Lord said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for the Lord seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the Lord looketh on the heart. 1Sam 16:7
The biggest barrier to leading like Jesus is a heart filled with self-interest.
Do you look out for the interests of others as Paul advises in Philippians 2:1-4?
Listen to your heart’s yearning for God.
Your flesh tries to rule you. Fight against it. Realize how its pleasures last only a short time.
Break the bondage by continuing to think of the eternal. Listen to God’s Spirit and submit. Give Him an opportunity to speak to you through: your prayer time, your Bible reading, your serving, and your praise. Yield control to the Spirit.