Thursday, August 28, 2008

Don't let pride kill you.

I was talking with my wife a few days ago and sharing how God was revealing my pride in a certain situation. I said, "I wish that there was a finish line in being humbled so that I would never need to be humbled again." What is the evil that lives deep inside of me that lurks its ugly head in the most sinister of ways? Why is it that I work so hard to keep life about me. I have seen so clearly how pride ruins marriages and jobs and friendships and hopes and dreams and so much more... I have learned over the years that humbling situations truly are a gift. It is God's gift to remind us that He is God and we are not. The more humble we are, the more available He is to use us for His glory. The more humble we are, the more glory He gets. Why would God not use someone like that? There is nothing God could not do through you if you humbly recognized that apart from Him you can do no good thing.

John the Baptist said it best, "He must become more and I must become less." Today and tomorrow, when you get humbled by something you do or say or don't do or don't say, don't fight it. Just confess your sin to the Lord and say thank you to the Lord that he is continuing to make you available, humble yourself before your wife or husband or friend or boss by saying sorry or admitting you were wrong and then be free.

We all know the proverb, "Pride comes before the fall" and "Honor comes to the humble." Humble yourself under the Lord and HE will lift you up.

May our attitude be as our Savior, our example and our pastor...

Philip. 2:5-11
Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus:

[6] Who, being in very nature God,
did not consider equality with God something to be grasped,
[7] but made himself nothing,
taking the very nature of a servant,
being made in human likeness.
[8] And being found in appearance as a man,
he humbled himself
and became obedient to death--
even death on a cross!
[9] Therefore God exalted him to the highest place
and gave him the name that is above every name,
[10] that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow,
in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
[11] and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord,
to the glory of God the Father.

1 comment:

dlysen said...

Its nice to be humble... It is the easiest way to to understand others feeling.