How do you stay humble in ministry when many people place you on a pedestal or treat you as though you're different/better? How do you keep the role of leadership from going to your head?
I think people keep me pretty humble--they like to point out my flaws. Ha ha!--Elba Coronado
At the end of the day we may be in a leadership position, but we are still SERVANTS. And a servant never gets promoted from the status of serving. So God simply positioned us to serve, like Esther. We are not there because of looks, intellect, or might, but positioned for service at "such a time as this." While we cannot control the way people treat us, our humility will point them to God. --Rox-Anne Mckoy Chambers
It's hard, but I try not to listen too much to other people. I know I'm not as good as some of them think. I also know I'm not as faulty as others think! The most important thing is that God, who knows me completely, calls me His beloved. How amazing is that? --Michelle Lynn Danese
If that pedestal starts to become the height of a ladder, believe me, one of the saints will cut those legs right off and turn it into a stepping stool! Then sit down on that stool and praise Him for placing you firmly on a stable seat. Then stand up, brush yourself off, and start all over again.--Stephanie J. Mason
I remind myself that praises belong to God only, and even though the "pedestal moments" feel good, it is only by His grace that I have the privilege to taste victory in His ministry.--Vivien Vasquez
I stay humble by serving.--Lavinia Rusu
Pedestal moments are few and temporary. All the glory and honor I've received is because of God. It's easy to allow my leadership role to get to my head, but I need to guard my heart from being deceived. I'd rather use my role to influence others in a positive way and help them realize their God-given talents. --Nama Faleafine-Neufeldt
My role model is Christ Jesus. What an example of humility I admire in my friend and Savior. As a result, I see everyone as special (blind to what my role is). The thought of Christ and what He has done in my life motivates me in relating to others as Christ did. --Anu Molomo
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