I thank you all who have contributed your wise words in the previous UnBlog on being Humble. I learned and benefitted from your words, and from your humility. I agree with all of your words, and especially appreciate the insights on coming to understand one’s own nothingness and the greatness of God. I loved the comments about being taught and led by Christ, and listening to the Spirit and obeying it.
I thought the picture above with “Humility” written in sand was so descriptive of my experience with it. How easy it is to watch humility blow away in the little winds of self-importance that blow so easily in the mortal world.
I especially enjoyed the lines you wrote:
Steve H wrote “Humility, like patience, is a gift one prays for at his own risk.”
David P’s motto “He who will not be humbled will be humiliated.”
FJC’s words “putting on the armor, one piece at a time, becoming gloriously dressed before the Lord, just as He is.”
Adrian’s “If I have to summarize humility, I do so by calling it the recognition that what I want is not necessarily what God wants for me, and that I have to make a choice. Choosing what God wants, whatever that entails, to me is humility.”
James’ “Those who find it hard to be humble because they’re so good simply lack awareness of the true nature of things. Our world doesn’t help because it continually boasts how informed and in control it is. When we consider, however, what do we mortals really know or control, about the world around us and about ourselves, the honest in heart will admit we don’t know squat. We just exist here by some magical gift. All the whys remain mysterious. Our so-called innate abilities seemingly came from nowhere. Then, suddenly one day God reveals Himself, and we are compelled to proclaim that all Glory belongs to Him.”
Mark’s “Seems like a process that ultimately is a gift from the one who is the source of all good. Again, ours to allow to be done to us, but ultimately done by Him.”
These were great and inspired essays on being humble. Each of you wrote something worthwhile and uplifting.
One of the humbling aspects of this for me was hearing each of your testimonies, feeling your righteous desires and knowing that there are so many wonderful people out there seeking to do everything required of us and who yearn to be Christlike and humble. It was uplifting and humbling to stop being the teacher in the UnBlog classroom, and feel your spiritual sweetness and strength strengthening me. I realize there are many of you out there who could take over the UnBlog and do an inspired job. I am humbled to be a part of your lives and to be schooled by you.
You can read all of your comments HERE if you haven’t already.
Thank you so very much.
I am starting to feel a little stronger, and hopefully can get back into the UnBlog saddle more often. Thank you for being a part of the UnBlog. I derive great strength from you, and from the process of life required to be a part of the UnBlog and from your prayers.