We've seen that grace gives you the desire and ability to serve God. We've seen that a person who is not already serving Gud successfuly lacks grace. So, how do you get grace?
James 4:6 tells us "But He gives more grace. Therefore He says: "God resists the proud, But gives grace to the humble." 1 Peter 5:5 tells us "God resists the proud, But gives grace to the humble."
Humble people realize the awful truth: without God, we are nothing. Anything good that is in us came from God, not from ourselves. A person with a humble attitude is more likely to do things God's way, rather than his own way.
Since God resists the proud, how should we respond to them when they want to be leaders? Psalm 40:4 tells us "Blessed is that man who makes the LORD his trust, And does not respect the proud..." In other words, when people who are not already serving God desire positions of leadership, we should not allow it.
So the next question is: How do you get humility?