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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Do I Come With Humility?

WOW! My day has hardly begun and I have already had a great day. It was one of those mornings that I woke up before any of my girls and had sometime to myself. What to do? What to do? I turned on some music, washed some dishes. Then I just sat and read the Bible. I was wrapped in comfort as I sat, read and had a cup of fresh HOT coffee! (All you moms know how hard it is to get a hot cup of coffee)

My mind began to go crazy as I read what Paul wrote in 1 Corinthians. He is free and belongs to no one, yet he makes himself a slave to all men to win as many as he could? He becomes all things to all people so that by all possible ways some might be save? How do you become all things to all people? Just the thought of it makes my mind crazy. I wonder how is it possible for me to change like that? I would for sure look like a schizophrenic.

By the time my husband got home my mind was going crazy. What does he mean by this? How would it look if I were to do it in my own life? How do I teach something like this to my girls? And how do I apply it to the work I am doing now? My husband is great with these kind of conversations. He won't answer it for me, but he challenges me to find the answer myself. He will ask great questions to get me to the eventual answer I was  initially looking for....Humility.

Paul was speaking to his culture at the time. The Jews saw themselves as the best and better than everyone else. Those following the law looked down on those who saw themselves as free from the law. Those who did not have the law saw everyone else in bondage and not set free. There was conflict and that conflict drove people to prideful hearts. Humility was something they all thought they had, but most had failed at it.

How do we interact with people? I wonder sometimes in trying to help someone do I come across as I see myself as better than them? Am I coming with humility that we are all the same? Today is a great day because I look at how I interact with people much differently, and making sure I don't view myself as better than them because I am not where they are. All this to save people and to help people. How do you see humility in your life?

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6 comments:

  1. {Melinda} Beautiful -- but difficult -- thoughts. Humility SO goes against our human nature. I love Paul because he is so forthright. He doesn't sugarcoat anything and he is beyond passionate. Living his faith with abandon is convicting and inspiring at the same time. I think humility is a daily, moment-by-moment choice that has to be fueled by the Holy Spirit. Love your blog ... subscribing!

    Found you through SITS!

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  2. What a good post, humility is a special trait to have many of us don’t have it because as individuals we have to be careful of how we betray other people? As imperfect humans we have to be careful furthermore I mean do we think more of ourselves then we should or do we judge others because we think we are better than them! those are both good questions we should all ask ourselves do we show humbleness and modesty or does self-importance takes over? Thanks so much for this post I most certainly will watch with the purpose of showing humility more often than not.

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  3. Humility. Good quality that I definitely need to keep in mind as I live in the egoland of Hollywood. Thanks!

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  4. This is such an excellent post! I sometimes catch myself saying things, and as soon as the words come out, I immediately feel convicted... I feel like, no... I know that I need to be more humble and have more humility. Bookmarking this post to come back to tomorrow so I can think more on it :)

    Lindsay

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  5. HI Sadie! Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting. You seem to be a very spiritual and devoted person. I look forward to reading more of your blog, and I have a very special friend who I am going to send your way. : )

    Have a great day!
    Tara

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  6. I find the best times are in the morning when everyone is still asleep or (if you wake up late) after everyone has gone...

    Thanks for visiting my blog. :-)

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