Don’t be Arrogant, because arrogance kills creativity. – Misa Bissell
Discovered this quote on Twitter awhile back. Struck me then enough to copy and paste into a sticky-note on my desktop. The reminder is important.
For all of us in the “message” business of the church. We craft sermons and services, write songs and scripts, play on stages across the world. And for that, we get recognized and complimented. It can go to our heads.
But the fact of the matter is that this all comes a huge responsibility to share God’s Big Story in a relevant way that connects ancient truth to present reality. This isn’t about us; it’s about God and making Him more famous.
This week, as we’re flying high off of what we did in front of and for the church, let us be reminded that arrogance kills not only creativity but the reason behind why we do this at all.
Rather than ourselves, let’s meditate on Him:
Philippians 2:1-3 TNIV
Therefore if you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any common sharing in the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind. Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.
In your relationships with one another, have the same attitude of mind Christ Jesus had:
Who, being in very nature[a] God,
did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage;
rather, he made himself nothing
by taking the very nature[b] of a servant,
being made in human likeness.
And being found in appearance as a human being,
he humbled himself
by becoming obedient to death—
even death on a cross!
Therefore God exalted him to the highest place
and gave him the name that is above every name,
that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow,
in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord,
to the glory of God the Father.
How about you? How do you keep yourself focused on why you do what you do? Comment below!