I wrestle with the thoughts of pride and humility: “God, I know I’m not supposed to be prideful, or think more highly of myself than I think of others. I know you want me to have a humble attitude in all situations, but every now and then, I simply don’t know what to do.”
When I am honest with God in this way, I am reminded that humility is an act of God’s grace. The same God who saves us by his grace, also graces us to respond to him and others in a manner that is pleasing. Therefore, our thought process should not be, “What can I do to become more humble,” but rather, “How can I surrender to God and trust him to develop the character he desires in me?”
Chapter 4: Greatness Demonstrated
I can’t do it…
Do I have to go there again?
You have got to be kidding me…
I don’t want to deal with her.
These are just some of the thoughts that enter my mind when God is calling me to humbly respond to a difficult situation or when dealing with difficult people. When we wrestle internally with what we want and what God expects of us, it is evident that humility only comes as we learn to die to ourselves—our wants, desires, rights, expectations, etc. We may think that we can’t but in Christ, we can actually learn to live in humility.
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