Pride ever get in the way of a good job? Teamwork can be a great thing as long as no one cares who gets the credit. We know this verse is true even without having to read it. But somehow people continue to forget its lesson. Rivalry is the idea that a person will continue to raise the stakes in personal competition with someone else. Rivalry doesn’t make friends, but is always comparing itself, always looking to measure itself against someone else, trying always to be better, but not for the good of the other.
Conceit works in a similar fashion, only that it seems to puff itself up at expense of everyone else. Conceit demands worship and adoration. Conceit demand attention to such a great it did. No one wants to work with conceit or with rivalry.
Rather we want to work with someone who considers you more important that they, and vice versa. This is someone who looks for the needs of the group before itself, because he knows that when the group improves, he does too. A rising tide lifts all boats.
“Love one another as I have loved you”, said Jesus. How did He love us? He sacrificed his own needs for the sake of everyone else. I think Jesus would have made a great person to work with. Why not try to be Jesus for those who work with you today.
God bless and have a great day!