Worrying About Your Ego

May 18, 2012

This post is adapted from a section that was cut from the manuscript of my book titled, A Day of Hope.

Hold On

When you are worried about your ego it says that you are more concerned with doing the work with your name attached than you are concerned with actually serving the people in need. It says that you’re worried about your ego, not about the people in need. It says that you’re worried about feeling good for what you’ve done, not for doing a good work. 

Worrying about your ego should be the last worry for a leader. Leaders exist to serve and better others. In that process, they will feel good and enjoy success, but the chief worry among a leader should be others, not self.

Because if you are truly committed to helping people, you would forfeit and partner with another organization or program to do the good work of helping people in need [this is in the context of serving families in need for Thanksgiving]. If you were truly committed to help and serve people in need, you would lay down all your self motivated ego and ambition, and you would partner with an organization already doing the same work. You would lay down your own selfish ambitions to partner with that other organization. 

Question: How do you avoid worrying about your ego when leading?

Christopher L. Scott

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Christopher Scott is Small Groups Pastor at Rocky Hilly Community Church in Exeter, CA. He has more than ten years of experience leading volunteers, running nonprofit programs, and teaching the Bible in small group settings. He holds a bachelor's degree from Fresno Pacific University and master's degree from Dallas Theological Seminary.

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