I struggle with pride when I work with others.
Since my mind is constantly evaluating how to improve areas in any level of ministry in which I am even remotely involved, I often lack patience for long meetings with people deliberating over certain options. My prideful heart wants to inform people that I have a solution that is so grand that no one should even question my ideas.
I know, I have issues.
While I do not verbalize these thoughts, I can easily become frustrated in meetings that I view as time wasters and mentally disengage myself from others. Even if the improbable chance of my ideas always being the best were true, my attitude needs to be one of service and selflessness (Phil 2:3-5).
As of late, here’s what I am learning: