Lots of people want to learn leadership skills. Skills are important in leadership, but the real key is attitude: humility and openness to change. Let’s reflect on our attitudes toward change and transformation in our own lives:

9 To some who were confident of their own righteousness and looked down on everyone else, Jesus told this parable: 10 “Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. 11 The Pharisee stood by himself and prayed: ‘God, I thank you that I am not like other people—robbers, evildoers, adulterers—or even like this tax collector. 12 I fast twice a week and give a tenth of all I get.’

   13 “But the tax collector stood at a distance. He would not even look up to heaven, but beat his breast and said, ‘God, have mercy on me, a sinner.’

   14 “I tell you that this man, rather than the other, went home justified before God. For all those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.” – Luke 18:9-14

To continue growing and changing to become more and more Christlike, we need to move forward in a spirit of humility. Humility is what leaves us open to change and to God’s correction in our lives. Set aside some time to reflect on your life in a spirit of humility. Where are you open to change? Where are you not?