Biblical leadership continues to be the focus of our posts and the direction needed today is seeking the mind of Christ.
Understanding the magnitude of this thought flows out of the words Paul wrote to the church at Philippi. Paul clearly identifies the need for Christians to have the same mind that was in Christ (Phi. 2:5), but what is that mind?
We read the description of who Christ is, what He did, and the result. The basis of this thought, however, goes back to the first few verses of this chapter. Notice the phrases that characterize this mind that Paul wants all of us to possess.
Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit.
With humility of mind regard others as more important than yourself.
Do not look out for your own interests.
Look out for the interest of others.
These four phrases can be summed up in the life of Christ: a selfless humility that puts others above self.
When leaders seek the mind of Christ, character development takes on the greatest focus: Jesus and others. This is a winning combination for leadership.