Weakness

Very similar to the difference between the old school authoritarian leadership model and the servant leadership model is living a life pleasing to God by embracing our weaknesses so He can shine differs radically from today's culture of self-sufficiency and pride.  Check out what Paul said in 2 Corinthians about his weaknesses.

"But he said to me, 'My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.' Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me." - 2 Corinthians 12:9

When Jesus was at His weakest moment, he was allowing God to do His heaviest lifting - on the cross.  Jesus, while as powerful as God, humbled himself (made himself weak) and gave his life so that we would not perish but live everlasting.  

We likewise should resist pride and arrogance (A) and allow our acknowledgement of our weaknesses draw us to more dependence on God.  And trust me, I can share with you from experience, when we finally are drawn to the place of total surrender, and we actually do totally surrender, that's when God does his greatest work.  That's where we truly experience the "peace that surpasses all understanding," as it says in Philippians 4:7.

Are you one who's governed by pride and arrogance?  Or do you regularly come to a place where you end and God takes over?  

(A) I am in no way saying Jesus was prideful and arrogant!