Humility…

DWENNIMMEN
“ram’s horns”
Symbol of humility together with strength

The ram will fight fiercely against an adversary, but it also submits humbly to slaughter, emphasizing that even the strong need to be humble

A conversation with a friend about HUMILITY to some extent saved my life. It was back in final year uni and to be honest I cant remember how the topic came about, all I know is that I said something which he was not too pleased with and he asked me, ‘do you know what humility is?‘, and silly me says ‘humidity…‘ LMAO…  Anyway, he explained the concept to me, and gave me this…

Twelve Ways To Be Humble – Part 1

Routinely Confess Your Sins To God (Luke 18:9-14)
All of us sin and fall short of the glory of God. However, too few of us have a routine practice of rigorous self-honesty examination. Weekly, even daily, review of your heart and behaviour, coupled with confession with God, is an essential practice of humility.

Acknowledge Your Sin To Others (James 3:2, James 5:16)
Humility before God is not complete unless there is also humility before men. A true test of our willingness to humble ourselves is being willing to share with others the weaknesses we share with God. Wisdom, however, dictates that we do so with others we trust.

Take Wrong Patiently (1 Peter 3:8-17)
This can be difficult. When something is unjust you would want to react and rectify it. However patiently responding to the unjust accusations and actions of others demonstrates our strength of godly character and provides opportunity to put on humility.

Actively Submit To Authority… The Good And The Bad (1 Peter 2:18)
Our culture does not value submission; rather it promotes individualism. How purposely and actively do you work on submission to those whom God has placed as authorities in your life? Doing so is a good way to humble yourself. 

Receive Correction And Feedback From Others Graciously (Proverbs 10:17, 12:1)
A pastor was noted for graciously recieving any negative feedback or correction offered. He would simply say ‘thank you for caring enough to share that with me, I will pray about it and get back to you.’ Look for the kernel truth in what people offer you, even if it comes from a dubious source. Always pray, ‘Lord, what are you trying to show me through this?’

Accept A Lowly Place (Proverbs 25:6, 7)
If you find yourself wanting to sit at the head table, wanting others to recognise your contribution or become offended when others are honoured or chosen, then pride is present. Purpose to support others being recognised, rather than you. Accept and look for the lowly place; it is a place of humility.

This is the first part, check in tomorrow for the other six ways to humble yourself


Be Inspired
Be Humble… 

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