This topic of what others think is a little tricky. Romans 12:2a tells us, “Do not conform to the pattern of this world…” It should not matter what others think of me because the Lord’s thoughts are all that matter… true, very true, but can their view of me inspire me to become more Christ like?
I want to be a reflection of Christ in this world…full of love, compassion, strength, wisdom, humility, joy, kindness, discipline, faith, peace, hope, and patience. These words are certainly on my top 10 “wannabee” list but are these on the actual list???
As I ponder this in my quiet time I read Romans 12:3b, “Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought…” The next words to jump off the page are in verse 10,”Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves.” This sounds like the Lord is asking me to take on a spirit of…hum…um…um…um…
There. I said it.
It is a word that I am fairly certain would not show up on any list describing me. I am confident, speak my mind, and have skewed belief that I know more than I really do. I am pretty much the anti-humility.
It is clearly time for an attitude adjustment! #Saywhat !!!! But God created me this way. He does not want me to be someone I’m not. True, but…
He does want me to grow.
He is asking me to practice humility.
He wants me to be obedient, radically obedient.
How do I know? His word made it clear. Humility is a characteristic of Christ. This morning my study leader, Nicki Koziarz, spoke of the humble act of doing laundry in a fresh and powerful way. Just yesterday I witnessed the humble actions of a strong servant leader at MUST ministries. Having a spirit of humility cannot happen with my sheer will. I need help! Thank God that “I can do everything through him who gives me strength.” Philippians 4:13.
I want to please and honor and praise the Lord! I want the world to know Him better because they see Him in me. #YesToGod