Having a Right Spirit (Attitude)
As leaders we are forever “working together” with other believers. In the many situations we face together we must remember that having a “right spirit” is vital to unity.
"A right idea or opinion given in a wrong spirit or attitude is a very dangerous thing".
"A wrong idea or opinion given in a right spirit or attitude is a blessed thing"
What's the difference? The first is cursed from the start because of the attitude of the heart. The second is blessed because attitude (spirit) is of upmost importance to God.
“By faith Abel brought God a better offering than Cain….” Hebrews 11:4
Cain's mental attitude was a key factor in displeasing God! The perfect situation? A right idea or opinion presented with a right Spirit.
"Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me." Psalm 51:10
Most leaders feel the pressure to produce! But in that pressure we must be careful to produce according to divine prompting. Do we produce like Peter who was impulsive, impatient, and prideful? How about Phillip who was rational, strategic and a realist giving little place for faith? Our greatest concern as a leader should always be to align ourselves with His will (made known through prayer), His timing, and His oversight. This will not always please the masses, but trust me it will always bring God sized results!