“Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves” – Philippians 2:3
Most of us have seen people who want to be recognized for what they do or have done over others who have worked just as hard as they worked, and whose gifts and skills are just as good as their gift and skills.
A modest person is not selfish, prideful, arrogant or conceited. This person doesn’t take credit for something he had help with, but instead acknowledges the contribution of every person involved, recognizing and respecting the gifts and skills of others to be just a good as his gift and skills. He understands that it is a “we" effort and not an “I” effort.
Have you ever taken credit for something that involved other people? Have you ever acknowledged the hard work of others, the contributions they made to help with accomplishing an assignment or project you were responsible for?
Never disregard the gifts and skills of others and the contributions they have made, or there will be contention. And contention is not what we as believers in Christ are called to promote. But rather, we are called to promote the glory of our Father in Heaven, the exalter of those who humble themselves and realize, it is not about them.
Whether you are an entrepreneur, self-employed or employed by a large company, the gifts and skills of others are needed to help you accomplish tasks, assignments, projects and goals. We are not perfect beings who know and can do anything without the help of others – we need each other.
By Gale Henderson. All rights reserved.
Unless otherwise indicated, all scripture passages quoted are taken from the King James Version of the Bible.