Here’s a hard question. If you’re a leader (and I dare say all of you are in one way or another), are you driven more by helping those you lead or by impressing them? Do you view your position through the lens of what you can do for others, or are you addicted to what you need from them? Leadership is an incredible responsibility, but like a any old drug addict, the role that should be seen as an humble honor can easily become our own personal ego fix.
Pastor, teacher, business owner, mother, mentor, coach, grandfather, community organizer…you name it. Help or impress? What’s driving you?