We all love someone who is truly humble, not falsely humble, but truly a humble and kind person. They have learned what contentment and patience and gentleness look like and seek to live these out with true humility. It’s one thing to be good at something, but it’s entirely different to be truly humble whether you’re good at nearly anything at all or not. Humble followers of Jesus in particular get to learn about Jesus in the most intimate and refreshing ways. The trouble is, so few of us are consistently humble. I, on the other hand, am proud to be humblED… LOL… I know that’s not very fancy writing for me to say that last sentence, but it truly cracks me up that more often we are HUMBLED rather than being HUMBLE.
May God teach us of this grace available to us as we embrace being humbled, and may those moments of being humbled be where we most intimately reconnect with the Redeemer’s grace in ways we didn’t know were possible. God loves when we respond with grace to His discipline, and I’ve certainly not been one to respond well. The true test of a person’s character is not how well they succeed in great times but how humbly they respond to harsh times. I’m broken so often by my awareness of my sin and weakness, and yet I know God is sovereign and good and works through all things for my good, the good of others, and ultimately HIS GLORY (Romans 8).
Just a short thought for the day. Enjoy your week, friends! May God continue to discipline us and strengthen us that we might be ready for harsh and painful situations as time goes by, whether trying or peaceful.
In His joy,