“But he who is greatest among you shall be your servant. And whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.” Matthew 23:11-12
Walking through the dining hall of a summer Christian camp on the coast of Oregon, he thought he recognized the man sweeping the floor. But it could not be him: for the man he recognized was the President of a prestigious Christian organization, and this President was one of the most classy and immaculate dressed men he knew. Yet this man in overalls, with a sweaty cap on, and a broom in his hand sure looked like him. He approached him:
“Pardon me; are you the President of _____?”
“Yes, I am.”
“And what are you doing here?”
“I come every year for a couple of weeks to volunteer. It reminds me that in God’s Kingdom I am a servant. It is so easy to believe what others are saying, and the tendency is towards pride. I want to stay humble. This helps.”
Ok; so you have reached or you are near to reaching the place you have worked for so long. Success is here or on the way. You are the boss, there are others who follow you and who need your leadership. It would be so easy to become pride filled and arrogant. But you must not!
So treat your employees right. Serve your co-workers. See the value that they bring and show them that you value them. They know you are the boss; you don’t have to tell them or constantly remind them. Serve them: that is what Jesus would do!