Dealing with Differences
Up To Know Good on Monday
November 27, 2006
Early in November, across the United States, were mid-term elections. The next day, the Democratic Party officially held a majority in the House of Representatives. The Republican President held a press conference, and the reaction by the reporters was overwhelmingly positive. They said that they were impressed by President Bushs attitude and comments. Why? Because they noted that instead of being adversarial, the President displayed an admirable characteristic - humility.
Do Good - Think of a recent power struggle you have had. What would have happened or did happen if you or the other party responded with humility?
When we are in positions of leadership and meet with opposition, how will we respond? At times it may be appropriate to be strong and firm. However, I believe we often overlook the power and impact of humility. When we see ourselves and others for who we are - not less and not more - then we can truly lead others, even when we disagree. When we humble ourselves, we listen better to others and can move forward with an uncommon strength of character.
Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up. James 4:10. Click to read the context of this verse.
God, I often get defensive when things dont go my way or when I disagree with others. I choose today to humble myself and thank You for showing me a better, more effective way to lead and to live.
Know Good. Do Good. Feel Good.
I pray that you have a great day as you experience and express God's love in fresh, real ways!
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