Devotional Journey--Day 7

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I'm just going to jump right in with and say this in response to today's reading, "The Heart of a Servant Leader": I'm a gung-ho, work-hard, give-it-all-I-got kind of leader. But if I look at the state of my heart - as Jaye suggests we do - I'm not such a hot servant leader. More of a struggling servant leader.

This is not to say I don't "aim to please" - because I do, actually. But mostly that pleasing is less about serving than it is making people like me - or think better of me. God included.

So, one of today's questions asks, "What non-servant heart attitudes do you need to confess?" For me, it's really that in my leadership I focus more on my abilities and results and on what people think of my efforts than the people I lead and the One whom I serve. And that's not right.

One of the ways I'm going to try and change that is by resting on this Sabbath, by taking a day away from tasks and accomplishments. So I'm cutting this a bit short.

But how about you? Any non-servant heart attitudes you need to confess?

January 11, 2009 at 11:28 AM

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