Team Building – Part IV
By: Rick Boxx
August 10, 2012
Humility is the final element Peter taught in 1 Peter 3:8. The elements Peter listed for harmony in this verse have a progressive order.
Each one requires a deeper level of love for others. Humility is the toughest, because it requires that we lay down our own agenda, at times, for the sake of others.
A friend of mine had a business that hit hard times. He considered laying off some people, but his team modeled humility by taking a severe pay cut so that the remainder of their team could keep their job.
Philippians 2:3 teaches, “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves.”
The sign of a truly harmonious team will be when selfish ambition disappears.
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Integration is the key to changing that mindset and thus “redeeming” the vast majority of our time, the hours devoted to work. When our work is a holy calling and a ministry, it’s loaded with spiritual significance. All that time we spend at work has spiritual value. So while balance alone might redeem some hours, integration can redeem far more! Purchase here.