Shine the Spotlight

Shine the Spotlight

One of the potential downfalls leaders face is the temptation to shine the spotlight on ourselves. Exalting our personal contributions at home, church, work, or in the world, we edge God out. Lacing our conversation with “I,” “me,” and “my,” we imply that the contributions of others are not as significant as ours. Jesus pointed to the Father as the source of all His power, served in the Father’s name, and exhorted and empowered others to do the same. Today, how will you follow His example?

Jesus gave them this answer: “Very truly I tell you, the Son can do nothing by himself; he can do only what he sees his Father doing, because whatever the Father does the Son also does.”—John 5:19

Prayer: God, keep our hearts steadfast, and focused on exalting You only. All we are comes from You, so may we use it for Your glory and for the good of others, following the example of Jesus, in whose name we pray, amen.