Rest Stop 5
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W6D1 - Humility

"The Lord detests all the proud of heart.
    Be sure of this: They will not go unpunished" - Proverbs 16:5.

Pride in leadership is a blinding force, causing leaders to believe anything good that's happened is because of them and them alone. When they believe they can replicate what they have done anywhere at any time, it turns into something called hubris. Hubris says, "Whatever I or we want to do, it is a guaranteed success, because I am or we are special!" Pride is bad enough, but hubris sends God a special invitation to get involved and thwart any hubris-inspired project from succeeding. When that happens, the proud are punished for their arrogance.

LEADERSHIP STEP: Today's Step involves a pride/hubris check to insure you have not crossed over into this dangerous territory. The antidote for pride is humility and that is an attitude you must cultivate to prevent pride from morphing into hubris. The check is simple: how often do you thank God for your success? And then, how do you express your thanks to others, without whom you would be and do nothing? Regularly saying thank you is a great check against pride.


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