I’ve been thinking about life a lot. I have many of thoughts racing through my mind and our significance in this world. I know I’m getting old when I start thinking this way… ha!
I am a believer in Jesus Christ. I have claimed him as my Lord and Savior. So if I acknowledge this truth to the world, shouldn’t it be shown… a lot? Not just on those good days when things are running seamlessly. No. Every day. Every hour. Every minutes. Goodness, it’s hard, I can tell you. We live in a sinful, “me-centered world” and yet we are expected to be blameless?? Well, yes.
The word “humility” keeps joining those racing thoughts I have. Sin so many times is tied into pride. Well, when you think about the first act of sin, Eve wanted to be like God (pride) so she acted on it. What are your actions portraying?
Sin is satisfying our inner-most desires and wants. It can also be seen as using all our energy to pull the world’s attention on ourselves or our accomplishments more than directing them to Christ. I am guilty of this.
But humility is different. If we can just turn our attention on God, fully, we begin to shrink. And ultimately, if we continue this pattern, our sin will shrink too.
Humility is seeing God is our everything so we are nothing.
Humility is being so filled up with the goodness of Christ, there is nothing left of me.
Humility opens the door to the hearts of others and to the heart of God.
Humility is placing God first that will make everything else seem so shameful.
Humility is the awareness of my complete brokeness. I have nothing to give and knowing God has everything to offer.
Humility is chasing after unseen rewards in heaven instead of temporary accolades here on earth.
Humility is knowing I have nothing to prove to this world, but Christ crucified.
My prayer for you and me is that humility becomes us. Day in and out. Each moment. Each circumstance. Each tear, struggle, ache and wound will result in a beautiful act of humility through you and me. Because in Christ, we have the same power that raised Christ from the grave living in us.
I want to change my little corner of the world. I want to make my life count… for Him.
God blesses those who are humble,
for they will inherit the whole earth.